I have to share my experience of a few minutes ago. Soooo overwhelmed! I hope the topic of fabric is okay to post.
This morning on SF Gate.com I read about a newish vintage fabric store that turns out to be a 10 minute walk from my work. Since completing my two vintage pattern projects, I realised a big issue is finding great vintage or vintage-inspired fabric. Why toil over a great pattern if you can’t find just the right fabric, right?! So I walked over to Columbus (170 Columbus to be exact) before grabbing some lunch and heading back to work.
There it was, the oddly named store, Urban Burp. I stepped in the door and what I saw practically brought tears to my eyes. I had trouble getting past the shelves near the front door. The owner, Electra, was amazing helpful. She said 95% of the fabric in the store is vintage and…and… Read more about her and her store at SF Gate and Apartment Therapy and Yelp.
Wow oh wow. Tonight I’m checking yardage on a few patterns and I’ll be back!
Correction and website info:
Hello again. Quick correction and website info for those not in the Bay Area.
The store is actually called Urban Burp and they have a website where you can browse fabric and buy online!! http://www.urbanburp.com
Sorry for the misinformation 🙂