Michael Levine's in the garment district in Downtown LA is truly FANTASTIC! Not to mention harmful on your pocketbook! I've been going there with my Mom since childhood, but have only begun to really appreciate its amazingness in my adult years. Marisa and I were there a few weeks ago and we both brought home quite a haul of fabric from both the main store and their "Loft" discount store.
Since I was up in the LA area on Sunday, my mom and I decided to take a little side trip to Levine's for some fabric satisfaction, oh and I really needed elastic for a project! And, as per usual, Levine's did not disappoint. Below you will find my fabric purchases from our brief visit there.... not shown, a handful of Zippers (.35 each), 12 yards of 1/2 inch elastic (.25 a yard) and a couple grab bags of trims ($2.00 each). Can I just say, that the trim bags are such a great deal!!! In both of my bags there was yards and yards of usable trim--including loads of elastic. Not a 1/4 yard cut to be found!
OK...below: Two yards of Robert Kauffman Sofia cotton Lawn and matching organic cotton voile lining for a skirt, two yards of the neatest lily of the valley cotton for a new shower curtain, a yard of COTTON and SILK voile--the softest stuff you will EVER feel, and then a yard of white cotton voile--the last two for skirt lining.
I LOVE Japanese fabrics. I'm always stalking and frequently buying fabric from Superbuzzy. I think the stuff is great! And such wonderful quality. Levine's, because it is such a SUPER place, stocks quite a few Japanese fabrics. And who can resist a monkey in a tree with a walking bucket and Little Bo Peep??? The floral print is so lovely in person.
Marisa and I have another trip planned for August. Who needs Joann's when you can go to Levines for all you need??