OH-MY-GOODNESS! As you may know, I’m out west, aka ‘back home’, with my family for my nephew’s high school graduation. It’s coming up this Thursday, but I’ve come out early for some concentrated sister time.
We’ve been tearing the roads up going hither and yon, mostly to L.A. to shop the multitude of different stores in the Fabric District. In three days, we’ve gone to L.A. three times. And I still haven’t seen everything. Crystal lives here and really knows her way around, so we’re getting everywhere quickly. Wanna see some of the fun fabrics? What I wanted to do was buy fabrics that I just can’t find at my neighborhood fabric store. And boy did I! Some of it I’m now thinking was a crazy buy, and maybe you will, too!
Have you seen the Threads Magazine, Issue 165, March 2013, with the border fabric dress on the cover? It is ah-mazing. Check it out here. This particular issue also lists out tons of the great shops in and around Los Angeles.
And last, but definitely not least, check THIS out…
What a fun surprise that was – I recognized him immediately! We chatted for just a moment and he shared a little something about an upcoming season. I love this show! He was very gracious and was exactly like he was on the show.
Speaking of sewing, (I was, wasn’t I?) did I tell you about the christening dress a friend asked me to make for her grand-daughter… out of her wedding dress??!! YIKES! I even brought it with me on this trip to make a muslin first. I’ve not really sewn garments in years, so I wanted to make a muslin of it first. Crystal has sewn lots more garments in the past few years than I have and I’m just not remembering some of the techniques. She’s been SO helpful. I’ve finished the muslin and tried it on a friend of my sister’s daughter. It was perfect. The next step is to cut into the wedding dress! (Can I just say YIKES! one more time!)
But right now we’re getting ready to head off to the beach this shortly – like in 30 minutes! So I have to go shower!!
Having fun here and can’t wait to share more with you later. Hope your week is half as fun as mine!