I cannot express enough how happy I am to be living near La Brea these days. It seems like every time I go for a walk up the block some new café or storefront has opened. Case in point, the newly opened Fabric Store, just south of 1st Street. The store originated in New Zealand, this is the flagship location for the States, lucky us! It is stocked with the most amazing pattern books, wools, silks and cottons a girl can get her hands on. They even stock fabric from seasonal runway shows like Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch. I inadvertently purchased a Tory Burch fabric for some pillows I plan to make (it is the brilliant orange woven fabric being laid out in the image above). This store has me so jazzed to start in on more sewing projects…and maybe even tackle a pattern or two.