Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fabric and More Fabric

I've always loved looking at fabrics even before I learned how to sew, but now that I can actually sew - it's dangerous to step into a fabric store - more often than not, I end up leaving with fabric that I didn't even know I needed! Reprodepot is a great online source of cool, funky textiles and some great vintage ones too. Locally, I like Stone Mountain Daughters, especially their selection of 50% wools. Local designer Erica Tanov also sells fabric leftover from their collections, and some of her own design. Every Thursday from 1 to 3pm, they open up their Berkeley studio for a fabric sale, and the one time I went, I spent nearly $100, including on some $5/yard silk - they have some great deals- you should definitely check it out!
Here are some fabrics I'm currently drooling about....this vibrant retro cotton from Reprodepot is perfect for that little mod dress you've been wanting to make.

This swirly retro rubber band print is highly covetable, and it's on sale for less than $15 a yard....

This adorable puppy and kitten fabric can be found on Etsy - which is a great place for supplies of all sorts, not just handmade goodies!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Endtimes Gear

Not to be paranoid, but if the end times do arrive, wouldn't you still want to look stylish while fending off those bio-terrorists? My brief research turned up quite a few options for hip gas masks- first, Diddo Velema's versions below - they're so hip, you may want to wear them before the end times, maybe to cover up an untimely pimple?

....then, the Urban Security Suit by Dutch designer Tim Smit. Gotta love the Dutch, they are always thinking ahead - as an aside, they were the first country in the world to legalize same sex marraige, nearly 20 years ago - who knew?

With this uber cool gas mask necklace by Ball and Chain via Etsy - your outfit will be complete. I have this necklace and it's definitely an eye-catcher!