Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fabric Weekend 2013 - Los Angeles + GIVEAWAY.

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: 
Michael Levine, Inc. - Main Store 
“Everything In Fabrics & Notions”
920 Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-622-6259
Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
email: store@lowpricefabric.com
Website Customer Service & Internet Division
Phone: 213-488-9003
Customer Service Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Home D├ęcor Store
Upholstery, Indoor & Outdoor Fabrics
Located across the street from the Main Store
919 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90015
Phone: 213-689-1363
Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
the Loft
Fabric sold by the pound!
Located on the 2nd floor above the Home Decor Store
917 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles, CA.  90015
Phone: 213-622-0507
Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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! 


One GRAND PRIZE winner!

Brother 1034D serger! (donated by GoToPatterns.com)

Four lucky winners will receive $150 in prizes!

$50 to GoToPatterns.com

$50 to LowPriceFabric.com

$50 for a class at Craftsy.com

Michael levine logo
Craftsy logo
Contest Rules:
Giveaway open internationally to contestants 18 years or older. Contestants must enter their email address to be added to the LowPriceFabric.com and GoToPatterns.com email newsletters to win. All prizes are awarded in the form of gift certificates. Winners responsible for paying shipping. Gift certificate value of serger is $210. Contest open from June 11, 2013 through June 20, 2013 EST. Winners will be notified within 24 hours of winning. Winners have 48 hours to claim their reward. New winners will be chosen if prizes are unclaimed. Winners will be emailed their rewards within 7 days of claiming their prize. ONE ENTRY per person. This contest is being held on multiple blogs. Please enter only once. You will be counted only once.


  1. I enter here I assume?! travisandbrandy@yahoo.com *fingers crossed!* Also, curious how you enjoy living in North Carolina? I've lived in CA my entire life thus far and there is talk of (*gasp!*) venturing outside of this beautiful state to continue to raise our kidlets. So glad I stumbled upon your blog!

  2. Does leaving the mail I'd here count as an entry ? Adithisamma@adithisammasews.com

  3. Please enter me in the contest! bobbipiles1229(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks!

  4. The skirt is so cute! Love the polka dots, so fresh and summery. And we all know my new found love for elastic. :) :)

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  6. Thank you for fixing the glitch!! Hope I win babscorbitt@gmail.com


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