Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Trip to the LA Fashion District

My sister-n-law decided it would be a great idea to take a trip to the LA Fashion District to buy fabric.  She has been making my niece some pretty cute outfits and was looking for fall fabrics.  Im not gonna lie; I like to travel- I need fabric and trim- so why not?   We decided to drag our mutual friend along on the trip; Danyell from Bellawink.  So we stalked a few blogs to find out where to go, Julia made the hotel reservations, Danyell printed an 11X17 map of the area and our top 5 places to go and I got my oil changed-  We were off!

My husband is such a sweetie and bought the 3 of us Starbucks Travel cups- So it's our first stop!

We were so excited when we saw the signs................................

And then we arrived at our first stop on the top 5 places to go:

We walked in to FIDM and in the front entrance was wearable clothing.  Then we found the hidden walkway in the back where the left over fabric and trim was sold.  Yep, $2 a yard and I got rolls of trim for the price of a cup of coffee.  I don't know what I'm going to do with it but it was a good deal so I bought all I could.  Hey, I got a free measuring tape with purchase!

Our 2nd stop was Michael Levines Loft- we heard fabric was $2 a pound and you had to dig for the good stuff- Well, it was true.

Julia found 8 pounds of fabric and got her Michael Levine card- Definately a good stop.
I had to park downtown in the middle of NO PARKING ZONE- I could see my car across the street from the Michael Levine window-  Just checking on it since I had to park on top of a building and left my keys with some random guy.

Then we found The Trim shop- This was my best stop- There were so many choices of ribbon, elastic, flowers, rhinestones and trim it was a little overwhelming... Okay, a lot overwhelming.

We had a great shopping day, found everything we needed and filled the truck-

We left the Fashion District and found our fabulous hotel downtown across the street from Staples Center and went to dinner at Wolfgang Pucks.  Oh the Truffle Chips....-  I think sometime during the evening we ended up at a club but that's for another blog time ;)

Now I have to start crafting and figure out what I'm going to do with all my wonderful finds......

Happy Crafting! 



Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I am so jealous now!!!!! Fun trip and AWESOME finds!!!

Queen of Cake Plates said...

Wow what great pictures of all your new treasures.....I can't believe all the ribbons and fabrics...I would have gone nuts! Can't wait to see all your new stuff!
Love your Blogs....

KelleyAccents said...

Cool stuff!