Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A few updates

First of all, thanks for all of your comments and condolences on my pants. The fabric was very inexpensive, so I guess I should have known better. I have never had a problem with Fabric.com fabric before, so that is why I went ahead and used it, - oh well, lesson learned. Fabric.com was very obliging, and credited my account with the cost of the fabric (which was minimal) The cost of my time, I will chalk up to learning experience.

International Silks and Woolens is not actually in the garment district, but on Beverly Blvd. It is a great store with a huge range of fabrics at EVERY price point. Some of the fabrics were hundreds of dollars a yard, and some were less than $10. So, it just depends on what you are looking for. Fortuntely for me, Birgitta knows EXACTLY what she is looking for, so there was no getting overwhelmed or making poor purchases. We sat down ahead of time and pulled out some swatches from my fabric binder and planned out some fabrics for blouses, a jacket, dress, skirt, and pants. I'm excited to start sewing on my plan.

Here's a sneak peak of what will be coming out of the Winningham sewing studio in weeks to come:

From LA Fabric Shopping

You can't tell from the photo, but the whites are beautiful. One is a linen, the others are Swiss cottons with very pretty textures. One is a beautiful burnout design, which you will see in a later post when I start using it.

And... button, button, who's got the button? Well, right now, I do! We found some beautiful buttons. Here's some eye candy...
(click on any photo to enlarge)

From LA Fabric Shopping

From LA Fabric Shopping

From LA Fabric Shopping

From LA Fabric Shopping


Vicki said...

Ooh nice!!

MarilynB said...

I'm drooling over those buttons. Love the fabrics, too.

cidell said...

I'm totally digging the last two sets of buttons!

Little Hunting Creek said...

I LOVE those buttons (the fabric is pretty too)Must. Not. buy. Fabric. I will try to last til my birthday (does buying buttons count as buying fabric?)

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love buttons and you got some beautiful ones! These are going to make your finished garments sing!!!

Summerset said...

Very nice - I can see you wearing those colors. What a treat after the disappointment of the trouser fabric.

Linda said...

I am experiencing fabric and button envy! Really lovely fabrics and buttons.