Fabric Weekend Recap

Mood, Michael Levine, Angel Textiles, Michael Levine Loft

My take home from Fabric Weekend.  I couldn’t be more obsessed with the fabric I got.  I told myself I had to stay away from striped this trip, and opted for quality over quantity this time.  I have some amazing silks, sequins, prints and I can’t wait to get sewing!  If only I could purchase the time to sew as easily as I can purchase fabric…

Second weekend in a row with Merrick!
 Melissa and Miriam.  The talent between these two is unreal.
 So fun to finally meet Beth in person!  Glad that we live so close!
photo by Jessica

Could I fit in anymore pictures of fabric?  Pretty sure I couldn’t.  I am still on a high from the fabulousness that was Fabric Weekend.  On day one we all met up at FDIM for a tour of the school (complete with an exclusive look into their trending reports for 2014!).  We scoured the scholarship store connected to the school, then headed over to blessed Michael Levine.  The mecca for any kind of luxurious fabric you could ever dream of.  We got a guided tour from Larry the owner, and I got to drool over the selection in their warehouse with 20 other bloggers that love fabric as much as I do. 

The following day we started out at Mood.  Again, with the fabric selection.  It was a little hard to keep myself from hyperventilating.  Mood has a great selection but is a bit on the pricey side, so I only went for fabric I was totally in love with.  Then back over to The District to recharge with a mighty fine bacon-wrapped hot dog.  Merrick, Melissa, and Miriam loved them as much as I do, solidifying our bond. 

We wrapped up the weekend with a Girls Night Out dinner sponsored by Jo-Anns at the amazing Industriel Farm.  (If it wasn’t for my trusty Jo-Anns, I don’t know what I would have done all those years in Utah, far away from LA)  We spent at least three full hours at dinner.  I could’ve have stayed there all night.  Spending the weekend with so many talented women who all have a similar passion was definitely the highlight of the weekend.  We are all so used to fab-asming (its a thing.  trust me.) over prints and textiles by ourselves, so getting to enjoy it will like-minded friends was such a dream!


Fabric Weekend 2013: Prep

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In just a few short days, I will be heading down to LA to meet up with 20+ amazing sewing bloggers for a fabric weekend right in the heart of my happy place, the Fabric District.  We have so many great things planned for the weekend, I. can’t. wait.  Not only am I excited about the fabric, I am thrilled to be able to spend the weekend with some of my closest friends and will finally be able to meet some blogging friends that I have grown to know and really admire via the blogosphere.  This whole blogging community is pretty great.  Never in my life did I think I would be able to hang out with a group of women that love sewing and designing as much as I do.

Our trip is being sponsored by two of my fabric store bff’s,  Michael Levine and Jo-Anns:

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Michael Levine is a staple in
the Los Angeles Fabric District. Between their main store, the upholstry
fabric store and the Loft where you can buy fabric by the pound (just take a second and let that set in.  By the POUND you guys), you
will always walk away with bags of fabric you can’t wait to use.  And in my case, lots of fabric that you will love so much it might take you an entire year to have the courage to cut into.  For those not close to LA, they have a great online store as well. Their online site is and the selection is amazing!

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Fabric and Craft Stores
is my go to for when I need to physically feel the fabric or notions I’m looking for, and can’t justify a trip downtown.  I am at Jo-Anns pretty much as often as I’m at the grocery store…..with shopping lists comparable in length.

I can’t wait to share all my finds with you!  I have a list started of fabric to keep my eye out for.   I’m always most inspired for a piece by seeing fabric that I love.   Do you have any dream fabric that I should add to my list?