Sometimes a new kind of place comes along that hits just the right note. Sweet, but not cloying; fresh, but not cheeky; robust, but not overwhelming. District Fabric.
Such a place is District Fabric. Owned and run by the adorable Ms Ashley Portilla, District houses a lovely collection of beautifully curated fabrics. You won’t find everything there. You might not even find what you are looking for. But what District DOES have is wonderful fabric. Soft knit in solids and whimsical prints that wantÂ to become tops or oh-so-cozy PJs. Flamboyant silks that want to dance the night away. Denims, some by designers like Calvin Klein, that are dying to become your nextÂ pair ofÂ pants or pencil skirt. (Because after all, there is no such thing as too muchÂ denim in your closet.) Would you prefer to stitch up a blouse? Cute, sophisticated, and unique cottons are on the shelf near the front door, so you might find something that suits you there. Organic cottons? Check.Â Interesting linens that could be home dec accessories or garments are on the rolls near the door. There are more treasures than you might suspect at first glance in this small shop!
Last Friday Amy of Sew Well and I met up at District. Amy is new to Seattle, and I wanted her to know about this little gem of a fabric store.Â Don’t you love how engrossedÂ Ashley and Amy are in their conversation about sewing? It is a safe bet that we all will be continuing our chatting and friendship and fabric petting in the future; Friday was justÂ the warm-up.
I had to scoot back to Bellevue, so I didn’t get any close-ups of some of my favorite textiles. Next time. And likely it will be before too long. In the meantime, stop by and say hi to Ashley, and then let me know what you think of District.