Day 2: Mission Accomplished
I purchased the fabric for this dress from a small fabric store in The Bronx. The female associate was very friendly and at one point gave me the "Oh your back again" line; which I'm not sure was a sales pitch or a case of mistaken identity. Nevertheless, I walked out with reasonably priced neon multicolored spandex and light blue sheer material ( $3 per yard ). She even helped me determine the best needle for the spandex material to combat the toughness I'd worked through yesterday.
Modish sheer blue top--2 1/2 inch black elastic band--multicolored mini