To be honest I would have loved a few hours alone so I could have stopped by Fabric Depot in Portland. It’s supposed to be an absolutely huge and well-stocked fabric emporium. Sometimes when we are with husbands and the like, we have to scale down our obsessions with fabric buying and sewing related shopping to keep the peace now, don’t we? Besides, how do I explain all the plastic bins in my back room full of fabrics I have yet to use? I had already been to the small shop mentioned above and several vintage shops. Oh well, it’s an excuse to come back another day.
Speaking of fabric shopping stop by Burdastyle and check out my blog article on buying fabric in the LA garment district. It was posted today.
|Wind powered office building, Portland
Next door is an old stone brewery building from the 1800’s which has been turned into restaurants and shops. Down the street is the biggest bookstore I have been to ever! Powell’s Bookstore takes up a whole city block downtown with multiple floors of books, new and used. What a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
|Langlitz Leathers, Portland, Oregon|
|The shop / workroom at Langlitz, in business since 1947|
|Cutting leather for a jacket on order.|
|The finished jacket.|
|Gigi found something at Red Light Vintage!|
|Reveille on 23rd Avenue in Portland, a chic mix of old and new.|