Ummmmm… Ok. I am warning you guys now – MAJOR STASH ACCUMULATION PHOTOS AHEAD. We are talking serious fabric p0rn. You might have a heart attack seeing it all. I know when I got it home I almost did. And, well, even if I managed to escape the heart attack, there is serious possibility of fabric avalanche occurring and smothering me in my sleep.
So, anyway, a few posts ago I had great fun in showing off my stash accumulation photos from my recent trip to the LA fashion district. At that time I mentioned that I would be heading back with a group of skating people in the near future. I may have also casually thrown in that I now have a partner for skating team dance. What I didn’t mention is that said partner is a TOTAL FABRIC ENABLER. When all others had pooped out and headed home (luckily we had multiple cars) he and I stuck it out in search of the gaudiest fabric we could find (ah, a skater after my own heart), and he indulged me with an HOUR at the LOFT. And then helped my lug my 30+ pounds of fabric to the car (in addition to the 15 pounds he bought himself. Heh). We are talking serious damage people. Total wreckage. So, without further ado – the fabric.
First – these are my semi-legitimate purchases – for skating costumes at some point in the future.
|Tan mesh, red and blue stretch lace, and red chiffon.|
Now for my Loft haul (note: most fabrics were obtained in quantities of 2-5 yards each, but a few pieces were only available as single yards):
|The skating appropriate fabrics|
|Back: Tye-dye poly chiffon, multi-colored leopard poly print.
Front: Grey fabric for pants, purple is a rayon challis or maybe a
silk/cotton blend, and green is a rayon challis.
|The teal collection – all are some sort of fabulously soft knit
(and I was able to get more of the ribbed fabric I was obsessed with from my last visit!)
|The silky pretties – mostly for lining, and probably all polyester
I LOVE the blue and white print in the back and the teal prints in the front.
Ummm, yeah. For those of you keeping track – that is 30 different cuts of fabric in ONE DAY. Obtained in quantities of 1-6 yards each. To give you a perspective – when we transfered the fabric from my partner’s car to my car we filled a WalMart shopping cart. This is not a lot of fabric. This officially qualifies as a Metric Sh*t Ton of Fabric. And, you might expect that after one buys a Metric Sh*t Ton of Fabric one would feel some sense of shame or embarrassment. However, I have a few points in my favor:
(1) Of everyone on the trip I got the most fabric, but spent the least money.
(2) I didn’t show you the 27 yards of fabric that the partner bought in addition to his 15-pound Loft haul.
(3) Of the 8 people buying fabric, I was one of two that could actually sew.