With today still an official vacation day I decided it was time for my annual visit my favorite fabric warehouse, SR Harris. It's located in a business district in a non-descript building. From the outside it doesn't look too promising does it? But wait until you enter the doors.
That's where you'll find rows of fabric and trims stacked on industrial strength shelving units. Here's the view from the end of one row.
Here's the view moving back a few rows. You get giddy just wandering through the aisles, touching the fabrics and dreaming of the possibilities.
With my husband sitting in the car waiting for me, I was on a time crunch. I headed straight for the apparel fabrics - in particular the wool suitings - and managed to add another 25 yards to my fabric stash in less than 45 minutes. With more time I couldn't have added quite a bit more - like silks and ultra suede - but for now that purchase will keep me plenty busy.
So what came home with me?
Top to bottom:
- black lightweight wool,
- black with white pinstripe wool blend,
- deep purple wool crepe,
- red wool lycra blend,
- orange lightweight wool,
- brown animal print novelty knit,
- white cotton lycra shirting (sure which I had purchased more of this as it's the perfect shirt weight fabric),
- blue stripe wool jersey,
- grey poly/rayon stretch woven (Tahari),
- multi color poly knit,
- vibrant berry slinky knit,
- black and white stretch woven
Of course now that I'm looking at the purchases, I just realized I forgot to look for faux fur. Looks like another trip coming up.
The first half is already in the dryer. Now my only dilema is to decide which to sew first. Pin It