Fabric Weekend 2013 // Fly-Away Tee + Patch Knee Print Leggings

The first time I heard my friend LeAnne talk about the wonder that is the LA fabric district, I was like Como say Wha…..?!?! Yeah, and Oz is a real place too, right? But then she was like No, for real. And I was like HOW THIS BE TRUE?! But I say unto you that it is true, and I’m going to be finding all about it this weekend for the first ever Fabric Weekend organized by the amazing Andrea, who has worked her little tooshy off making this amazing. It’s a blogger get together/event/fabric extravaganza, and I’m really excited to fabric dive with 20+ amazing bloggers.

This event is sponsored by Michael Levine, who DL has it is a staple in the Los Angeles Fabric scene, and between their main store, the upholstry fabric store and the Loft where you can buy fabric by the pound, you can just go ahead and cut out the middle man (Santy Claus), and walk away with a bag full of happiness of your own. They also have an awesome online store, lowpricefabric.com, which I’ve heard SO MUCH great stuff about but am just now connecting that they’re the same thing!

My good friend  Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is also helping us make this happen, thank you to them!  You just can’t beat them for having exactly what you need when you need it, and also throwing in all those 40 and 50% coupons to make it all that much easier to get my hands on. Pretty sure a healthy chunk of my income goes to them each year, but a girl needs a brass zipper at 8:47 pm, Jo-Ann has your back.

“You better believe we’ll be checking out the new Mood Fabrics as well, and I will have fun pretending Project Runway style that I’m frantically looking for something, and maybe lose my wallet or something just for good drama’s sake.

ALSO–jazz hands– Melissa and I are so thrilled to be shooting some DIY videos for Ruche  tomorrow! More on that later!

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Because many of you know that I already have quite a bit of fabric, I did my best to deplete my stash as much as possible before I loaded up this weekend. Because I’m in the middle of moving and it’s the end of school and a million other things going on, I had plenty of time don’t worry about it.

This shirt is a variation on the Briar Tee, I slashed and spread the body to create the fly-away look, and then added a ruffle in the back initially to creatively solve the fact I didn’t cut it long enough. I’ve embraced the look now, although Allan did tell me that it does occasionally rest on my booty and gives me shelf-butt, which is why I look like I’m really amused in the second photo here.

The leggings are self drafted using Miranda’s technique, and I did some patch printing there on the knees to satisfy my knee-blocking needs.

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So I’m so excited! And unprepared! Gotta go pack, and maybe make one or two more things tonight. And dye my roots…and clean the house…good thing it’s only Midnight! Wish I were kidding.

 

22 Comments

Mie @SewingLikeMad

OH, I LOVE that t-shirt (everything that hides my behind in a clever way is GENIUS to me!!) But this is really crazy cute and original (well what do I know but I have never seen it before and that is good enough to me 😉
See you soon 😉

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Miriam

Thanks Mie! I loved getting to know you, I really was so impressed with you–I found everything about you so genuine and refreshing! So glad to have made a new blogging friend!

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Renee

My friend from High school, Abby, from sewmuchado is also going! you guys should be friends. I know I like her and I know I like you so I think you would get along splendidly. Have fun!

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Bethany

Oh my Jones! You are amazing! This outfit is so adorable and hip. And what do you do with Ruche? I love Ruche, and wish I lived closer to their place of business so i could work there.

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Maren

Have soo much fun. Abby Smith is my sister-in-law and she will be there!

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Tiffany

I can’t believe your talent as I scroll through your blog! Wow! I’m sure my daughter, Megan will be using your (and Melissa’s) blogs as resources. She LOVED the fabric shops in the Fashion District (I much preferred the shoes and purses shops). So glad to have met you. Your talent is incredible, good for you.

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Miriam

I was so happy to get your comment this morning, and thank you!! I’m so glad you and your daughter had a chance to get down the the fashion district, wasn’t it amazing?!! Did she get anything good? I loved every minute of the trip, including getting to know you on the plane ride out! Best of wishes for you and your family, thanks for taking the time to comment it made my day!

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Susanne

Hi Miriam, lovely as always 🙂 (I kind of start to sound repetitive here). Also love that sneek-peek of your girls swimsuit – looks very cute. And by the way I finally got around to install INSTAGRAM on my (work-)smartphone (my personal mobile is one of those ancient just phone/SMS mobiles *g*). And will start to upload some of my more recent creations there (if you would like to hop by my name is “lily28923” – my initial try was for “lily923” but that was already taken…) Already added your account to my “Abo-list” (not sure what that function is called in English…but “Abo” is short for “Abonnement” and that means subscription).
I still think about opening a blog – but the idea is still abit overwhelming to me and my very busy live (already spin working 35+h a week with family life, sewing and studying part time … kind of seems to be no room for blogging right now) – but I feel Instagram could be a good alternative to share my creations … (already added two pics – one of my moss skirt and one of part of my fabric stash)
Have a wonderful day. (Here its already noon – have to make myself some lunch now ;-))
Susanne

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Zoe

I’ve heard lots of great things about the LA Fabric district, I hope it lives up to the hype. I went to LA a few years ago before I got into sewing, so I’m gutted I missed out! I won’t be there for quite some time again, as I live a 12 hour international flight away!

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Jen

I love the modification you made of the Briar shirt!! Any way we could get a tutorial of how you made it?? I would love to make one or twelve 🙂 -Jen

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Miriam

Maybe I’ll make another one and do a DIY! No promises, but I do wear that shirt all the time, and wouldn’t mind another! If you want to know sooner, than email me miriam@madmim.com, and I can my best to explain!

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Sarah

Where on earth are your fabulous sandals from? I am drooling over them! P.S. You are one talented lady! I’ve been on your blog all evening!

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Sarah

Ah that makes so much sense! My sister had a pair and we always called them Jesus sandals hehe! I love the ones that wrap around the ankle! SO CUTE! Thanks!

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JJ

I was just scrolling along through your posts, soaking up your sewing skills when I saw your sandals. My eyes about popped out of my head. I was hoping against hope that someone had already asked about them here in the comments (Thank you Sarah!) so I could track ’em down. For real my exact thought was, “I want Jesus sandals!” :o)

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yam b fan

I love the colors of your Briar tee with the green pants, and your hair is especially cute in these shots–and like everyone else, I think the sandals are very classy, too and agree that your brother has great taste! Yep, I like WWJW

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eleanor

Can you elaborate on what you mean by slashing the pattern? I have the briar tee pattern too and want to make a flowy version, but I don’t know at what point to widen it/slash it? I’m very new to garment sewing with just a few garments in a couple years under my belt…most of which are for my toddler. 🙂

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