Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Warning...Photo Rich Post...


I was so inspired after watching, Black Girls Rock, sunday on BET.  BET really did a good job.  I loved what Mary J. Blige and Melanie Fiona wore during their performances...so much so, I headed out to my favorite fabric store to source fabric to try and recreate their outfits...My mind was immediately on overload the moment I walked into the store.  Good thing I didn't have a lot of disposable income, I would have gone crazy...here's just a peak at what I would have liked to have bought home with me...smile....but, didn't...maybe next time...

... printed stretch jersey knits...

 I really wanted a couple yards...Ugh.  If my mom were still here...we would have went home with a couple of yards and just let it sit for a few months until it spoke to us...sigh.

I like the weight and pattern of this fabric...just wasn't sure where I would use it... 

 ...this is a wide band polyester, taffeta....Loved!  Can't you just see dramatic drapes...?

...tule in every color imaginable...I'll get this on my next trip...I could use it to tie bows on Christmas presents...and wrap around packages that I mail out from my shop...Have you seen my shop lately?  If not, please check it out and tell me what you think...www.shopsoulpretty.blogspot.com 



 ...I wanted this green print so bad...

 ...Pretty.

 ...this is all 120" wide cotton sheeting...perfect for making duvets, or curtains...anything.  Look at that plaid...perfect for a boys room.

 I'll be going back for this...it's perfect for Mini's room.


 ...I'll be back for this too...perfect for my bedroom...(sidebar...I've been working on my room...pics and video soon...promise)
 ...I wanted to take the entire bolt of white home with me...tie dye anyone?
...this image shows just how deep this store is...you could spend the entire day here... 

 ....this is all wool suiting...SIGH!  Some with stretch...I love this stuff...especially for drapes in the winter...

...this is what I bought...looks kinda wawahhhh...next to everything else I showed ya...but, I just want to play around with it and see if I can make what Mary and Melanie were wearing...

5 comments:

  1. So many beautiful fabrics. Sometimes I go in the store just to be inspired, even if I buy something to wrap on my head or tie as a scarf. So much inspiration.

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  2. You had my heart pounding so much lovely fabric to see!! :) I wish there were amazing fabric stores out here deep sigh....

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  3. Yep...this store is crazy...I can only go about once a month...I just got rid of so much old fabric...

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  4. ok, ok, OKAY!!! i've GOT to get myself back to new york! and this time i've GOT to get to some of the fabric store! can't imagine how i didn't manage to do so the last time.

    this is ridiculous...in a good way!!

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  5. O.K. Ra-him...let me know when you get here and I'll take you...you better bring an empty suitcase, cause you will lose your mind in this store.

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