Scores from the Fabric District/FIDM
I forgot to add I got some pretty good scores while downtown today. I stopped by Home Fabrics before going over to FIDM just to check to $5/yd silk bolt ends and scored this lovely deep wine gold painted silk. There's only about 4 yards of it and it's a bit of an odd design but my first thought was maybe a Banyan for my husband. Even if not totally correct I think it would look pretty awesome. I also scored the EXACT fabric for Michelle Pfeiffer's Lamia costume from Stardust which I started the skirt for a while back. I was pretty psyched to see this as I've been looking for it for a while.
Then I headed over to FIDM. The FIDM scholarship store is always worth a look if you're in the area. All the fabric is $2 a yard and trim is a steal too with bolts of trim going from $2-$6 for the whole BOLT. There were a bunch of fine 95% cotton, 5% nylon laces there with very nice soft hands in a variety of widths. So I bought a bunch of them. And I think given the high cotton content they may dye pretty well. The wide one I am especially happy about, it was the most expensive at $6 for the entire 33 YARDS! I think you'll be seeing this on a lot of my dresses!