|This is Bras at 9 AM on a Saturday with only 1/3 of the stores open. Usually it's even busier than this.|
Alberto Kim Tecidos is within the first block of the fabric district, right next to the parking garage, but it always, always has something that I want to buy there. The prices are good, and the guys are nice. I didn't get a picture of the main guy who works there, but he's super cool, and was shocked that we were moving to Kyiv. I'll miss this store!
I could have bought tons of fabric today, everything was calling my name, but I restrained myself. You can see the hot pink polka dots that I did buy last time I was there.
Anyway. What does one wear to Bras on a day that Brazil is playing? My only Brazil top, which has seen a lot of wear in the last couple of weeks, and a cute tropical print skirt that I made ages ago. The pattern is my second favorite pencil skirt pattern, it's a Vogue, but I'm too lazy to look up which one. (To be fair, I just spent two hours scrubbing my kitchen floor and my shower, and then had some green wine with dinner, so I hope it's justified.)
|Irritated that buttons are still not found.|
Here is my loot. I spent about 200 reais (about $80USD) for 17 meters of fabric. The most expensive was the second to the right at 19,90 reais a meter- but oh my god am I in love with it. It's a cotton backing with a sateen-ish print on top (I think, it rustles, so it might be something else, it feels like it could almost be cotton wax? Who knows? Most of the time, the fabrics are not labeled as to content.) But my dear readers, not all this fabric is for me. Come August 1, I will be back in the states on vacation and since I will not be sewing much for the month (as my serger will be on it's way to Kyiv, and my machine will be with the Bernina people getting a much needed service), I bought some fabrics for you guys. You'll just have to wait and see what's for you. I also have been hoarding Manaquins, which is a Brazilian pattern magazine similar to Burda.