I needed to get some stable ponte knit for one of my planned upcoming projects. Of course, I couldn't get just one thing - not when free shipping was at stake. Or $3/yard wool. I know. I have a problem.
|Clearance priced houndstooth wool and copper suede.|
|Black knits for an upcoming project.|
Blue knit print for fun.
Fabric Mart also sucked me in with one of their awesome pyramid sales... That coupled with a lot of $1 per yard and half-off fabrics meant super bargains for me!
|Back: Blue water-proof Anna Sui fabric, plum acetate taffeta|
Front: ITY knit print, teal wool blend, grey cotton denim.
Michael Levine and the Loft
You know I can't resist bargain fabric, and every time I go to LA the $2.50 per pound price is just too good to pass up! On my most recent visit to the Loft:
|Two types of grey suiting material. Enough for at least four pairs of pants.|
The red is a thick poly coating (and a bit darker than in the photo).
It was selling for $14/yard in the main store. I should have enough to make a short coat.
|Pink ponte knit, pink/grey striped jersey (cotton or rayon?), |
purple woven, and grey sweater knit.
|Teal acetate slinky (for a skating dress), metallic denim (for a skirt), and tan stretch satin.|
Gold Star Tool
While I was in LA I also decided to spend a bit to pimp out my sewing space. I found a store that is a great source for notions and supplies - especially elastic and cheap presser feet! I have recently discovered that they have an online store that you can visit here. Also, check out their awesome price on muslin! While in LA (aside from hundreds of yards of elastic) I picked up a few other things:
|A fun array of new presser feet...|
|Pattern weights, snaps, waistband elastic, hook-n-eyes, seam tape...|
More LA Fabric Shopping
While in LA I used some of my skating costume sewing money on a few splurge purchases. Definitely got a great price for the quality of the fabric, though some was still more expensive than average for me. But so so worth it!
|These fabrics were from the $1.99 store.|
Poly charmeuse and poly suiting, but the consistency and
weight of the fabric were pretty good for the price!
|Ok, I know I just got done sewing more than enough glittery sequin junk to satisfy 3 seamstresses, |
but I couldn't help but stock up on materials for next year.
|Guipure lace in 2 colors! This stuff is thick and lovely and wonderful.|
Definitely didn't need to add to the fabric stash, but I have already been using the tools and notions I bought, so I feel pretty justified there. And now that I am not totally swamped with skating costume orders maybe I can actually get some of this stash sewn down to a reasonable level! And maybe even (gasp) post actual finished projects!