|La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires|
I can't believe we're nearing the end of our South American Odyssey... Back in January Sarai did a post on Coletterie about her visit to Buenos Aires - the part that caught my eye was that she visited the fabric district! I quickly bookmarked that and locked it into our schedule (I have a Killer spreadsheet).
We weaved our way in and out of market style textile shops (with bolts of fabric spilling out into the street) all the way down Lavalle on either side of Avenida Pueyrredon. I bought some bright blue cotton sateen (with the amazing wool I bought back up in Ecuador behind it):
To be honest, I wasn't that taken with the fabric shops - but the notions shops just blew me away. Walls and walls of buttons, trim in every style and colour imaginable, incredible laces, feathers and things I didn't even know existed. It would be a decorating dream come true for any gay man prepping for his mardi gras costume!
I bought some beaded decorations that you can see in the picture above, which I plan to add to tops sometime down the line (in the ever increasing sewing-to-do-list), here's a couple of them:
Needless to say, I'm itching to get stitching!