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Einstein made the very important observation that " Imagination is more important than knowledge ".

Friday, July 2, 2010

Found in the OC

So I was in a part of OC that I don't usually travel and trying to find a freeway onramp because I was kinda lost and suddenly I'm passing this HUGE yardage store that I'd heard about called Big Y Yardage!
Big Y Yardage is located at 764 N. Tustin St., Orange, CA. 92867 Phone#(714) 744-9413
Mon.-Fri 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9:30-5:30 Sun. 12:00-5:00
I could not find a website for the store, so be sure to call first in case the store closes:(
The store has primarily heavier, upholstery type fabrics but, lots are light weight enough for jackets or skirts. There is a fairly large sale section and LOTS of trims. I purchased some really pretty blue linen blend with large embroidered flowers for a skirt. Hopefully I'll find time to actually sew it. I did resist a few other fabrics that were crying out to be made into skirts or my favorite jacket pattern...


My daughter had very rigid gown guidelines ( no trains, mermaid, strapless, cleavage, etc. ) from the Assistance League for her Rose Medallion Ball so we headed to Dave's Bridal with guidelines in hand. My kid knew EXACTLY what she didn't want ( big full skirt, lace, sequins, bling, corset bodice ), she wanted a simple, elegant, unadorned gown. She really liked this one and I said the words my daughters hate to hear... " I can make that! "


So I actually succeeded in sewing a knock-off without a pattern! My daughter was thrilled with her custom fit gown that didn't look like a wedding dress. With coupons from Joanns I created the dress for under $75 and the original was like $599 (!!!). I used a crepe back satin for the dress and rayon for the lining. I didn't splurge for silk because she was literally in the dress for about 5 hours total. Now I'll cut it into a cocktail length and she'll have a nice dress for any dressy summer event:)