I must admit the best thing about living in New York is that you can hop on a train to the city and go shopping, fabric shopping. =]
On trips to the city we usually don't bother going into subway shops because they're tourist traps, but today my mom wanted to give it a go. So we walk in and low and behold...the most intricate bag I've ever seen.....
I begged my mom, and she bought it.[Kudos to her ! ]
From that moment on the journey became one of the most memorable trips ever. My mom and I are so alike. We LOVE patterns and fabric and we both get some sort of natural high when we walk into a fabric store (and trust hun, in the fabric district there is one every 3 steps you take).
It took a lot for me not to fall down while shopping from being in awe of all the most beautiful prints I've ever seen. I love to run my hands through silk rolls , sort through all sorts of neat buttons, testing zippers, and feeling different trims.
Man that's what I love about designing clothes, you get to love a garment down to its every last detail and not been seen as weird because its your own creation. Here's some samples I picked up yesterday:
This morning I took to the challenge and I got a little stuck. It didn't take to long because after a while my creative juices started flowing.
(Sorry you cant enjoy the drawing fully, I just don't want people stealing my stuff you'll get a better view once it's sewn. =] )
My mom hasn't seen it yet but I know that she's going to be shocked. She's sewing a dress as well, this should be lots of fun. Ohhh I can't wait to get to sewing, wish me luck!
& btw non New Yorkers be careful in buying brand name in the city, you don't want to end up wearing this.....
(it reads- Ghanel....-_-)