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.
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.
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.