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Cheap Fabric

Cheap Fabric

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the fashion district of L.A.. I wish I knew it better, I felt rather trapped in Michael Levines as the surrounding area is a little seedy, shall we say. You can very quickly end up in a bad area. Or perhaps I am just used to my squeaky clean Toronto haunts. Hm. Firstly, as my husbands business was near LAX, I had to take a cab. No problem, I was told, it’s about 20…

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LA Fashion District – LOOK OUT!

LA Fashion District – LOOK OUT!

Michy’s coming! Well, we are off to ‘hell-a’ for a few days. Shawn has some business and I will be spending all of Monday mired in the glorious wonders of the fashion district in downtown L.A. Ahhhhh, I can smell the textiles already. For someone like me whose only fabric salvation is Joann’s, I will have died and gone to heaven! Look for me, I’m the one with the glazed over eyes running around madly to experience every single store…

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The fabric

The fabric

As I mentioned in my previous post, I found some fairly similar fabric at crappy Joann’s! It’s a wool tweed with coppery metallic threads running through it. It had an okay drape – but stiff enough for a jacket.I starting cutting out the pattern pieces I would need for the project. In terms of the peplum at the bottom, it needed to be more frilly and less fitted than the pattern I was using – as well as being on…

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