I have made a new skirt. But not just a new skirt..... it is the first item I have made with fabric bought on the Fabric Weekend 2013 - Los Angeles-trip. Yeah!
And it kind of makes sense that this was the first fabric I cut into because it was my first stop on our trip, Michael Levine. Smack in the middle of fabric district in LA.
Me and Christina from 2 Little Hooligans came basically directly from the airport (with 5 minutes break at the hotel to drop off our luggage) both from 5 hour cross country flights and the lunch they served probably saved our lives a little bit before they gave us a tour of their 3 stores right next to each other and then send us off on a fabric frenzy.
You can find them here:
If you don't live near LA they also have an excellent website where you fx can buy the neon dot quilting fabric I used for this skirt. Find it HERE. I also bought it in orange and yellow - I could simply not choose. So look out for that on the blog another time.
I already had the bright yellow cotton poplin at home but THIS - also from Michael Levine - seems like a pretty good match.
You could also check out your local Jo-Ann Fabric store who always seems to have what ever you need.
They carry tons of quilting fabrics and poplins which is perfect for this type of skirt. And of course the elastic, interlining and thread that you need also to make this skirt.
My local Jo-Ann has this address:
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
4412 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609-6230
But with 790 stores in 49 states there is for sure one near you too!
If you like the skirt I have made you should check back in here this monday where I am posting a full sewing tutorial plus showing another version of this skirt as part of the Summer of No Pants 2013 series on the lovely Marigold's blog Hidious! Dreadful! Stinky!
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Brother 1034D serger! (donated by GoToPatterns.com)
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