Ah, work travel, you fickle beast, keeping me away from sewing and finishing up that damn coat.
On the plus side though, new fabric shops to visit!
Last week, I popped into San Francisco (en route from Vegas to Boston to London… yeah) and apparently there was this sports thing on which meant that lots of people got overexcited and swamped the centre of the city. This was most upsetting as it meant I missed both meeting my virtual sewing pal Tanya (next time!) and a trip to Britex.
However, the upside was that I was staying in Berkeley with my friend Anthony (of whom more will follow…) and that, of course, meant… my first trip to Stonemountain & Daughter!
Berkeley is a place teeming with character, overflowing with students, hipsters, homeless people and folks who tuned in and dropped out several decades ago. Delightfully, Stonemountain & Daughter fits right in, with retro signage and a most relaxed staff (who were all dressed up for Halloween – double bonus!).
Then in the adjacent room, a very solid range of other apparel fabrics, from silks to knits to brocade to wool.
Being the predictable creature I am, I picked up (top to bottom):
– Black jersey for lining a Moneta
– An awesome textured knit for the aforementioned Moneta – you can’t see it well in this photo, but the white stripes are raised knit ridges!
– A stretch cotton in bright blue, yellow and pink
– A great navy and grey flannel shirting for a Negroni for Anthony.