If you've never been, it's not as easy as you'd think. Some of the places are on the street, but quite a few are above street level, even unto the 9th floor, and there's not a lot of signage telling you where to go and how to get there. When you do arrive, they are so very gracious and kind, and of course they have the fabulous things we all want. My only complaint is that I cannot just pop back in whenever I'm looking for just that particular thing that I want and cannot find anywhere near here, but they have it right there. Oh well, that's my problem, not theirs.
Rosie and I began with breakfast and moved quickly to Metro Textiles and Kashi (fabric still en route, so I will report later.) He always has great fabrics at great prices, and this was no exception. I was especially looking for knits from him.
I particularly wanted to get some swimsuit fabric and foldover elastic as well as looking at zippers and O-rings. Spandex House , interior shown on the left, was the place for swimsuit fabric, and I got the 4 pieces that you see above. A yard will make at least a couple of one-piece suits, and I got about 3 yards of the chain print since I think it will make a fun top as well as a swimsuit. You can see it in the photos below, as well as the foldover elastic I chose, and the O-rings. Both of those items came from Daytona Trimming.
Lastly, a couple of so very sweet treats from Rosie to welcome me to New York. Totally unexpected and as I was to come to understand, so very much her style. Thanks Rosie, for everything!