Well peeps, San Francisco fabric shopping did not disappoint! What a fantastic day, starting with the Oakland farmers’ market and ending with meeting Shams, Jilly Be, and Stephanie. We started at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley and then went to Piedmont Fabrics in the Oakland/Piedmont area. Here’s a pic of Stephanie, Shams and me. Jilly Be had to leave us after Stonemountain unfortunately. It was such a treat to meet more fellow sewists and some new to me bloggers.
And let’s not forget the actual purpose of this meetup, FABRIC!!! I scored some really great fabrics today. I wish my friend Tim with whom I’m staying this weekend had a sewing machine. My fingers are itching to start working with these new fabrics.
At Stonemountain I found a great black metallic knit, a silk cotton print with a gorgeous hand, and silk charmeuse print. Loved these! Stonemountain was pretty large store with lots of quilting cottons, flannels, garment fabrics and a separate classroom where the sale fabrics were kept. The silk cotton I bought was in the sale section for 1/2 off. I got a great deal. In general, the prices were only slightly more expensive than the NY garment district depending on the store you’d go there.
Then we headed over to Piedmont Fabrics. I loved this store; it seemed like whoever did the curating here had the same taste in fabrics as me. A match made in heaven. I found a faux fur that Shams said was something that Loes Hinse sold. It has a short pile and has some metallic coating on it. Do you sense a fabric theme here? I think I will make a fall vest with the faux fur because I like making things long after the trends have passed. I also bought a gorgeous large button. I have no idea what I will use it for, but I. HAD. TO. HAVE. IT. It’s about 2 inches to give you a sense of scale.
Isn’t that button AWESOME!?!?!??!!?
What a fun day! Now, I’m off to a Korean restaurant for dinner. Tomorrow is scheduled to be a Napa vineyard crawl and dinner with friends. I’m having a blast in SF!!!