Field Trip to LA's Garment District


Dear Parents,
I am very excited to see what incredible designs our young fashion designers are
going to create this season. Classes began this week (week of Sept. 12th). We will
begin with researching and sketching some design ideas and your designer won’t need
anything for class. The second week of class she will need her fabric and trims. You are
invited to join me at the garment district and I would be happy to help each child with her
design and fabric selection. If you cannot attend that weekend due to the upcoming
Thanksgiving holiday then please refer to bottom of this letter. I have included suggested
stores and yardages so that you may take your designer at a time that fits your schedule.
Trip to Garment Center: This is a super fun experience. I invite all the designers to
join me at the garment center in downtown Los Angeles to select fabric and trims on
Saturday OR Sunday. You may bring your daughter at anytime during the hours listed
below. I will be there in the store to help her figure out her design and choose fabrics and
trims. If your daughter is nervous, please assure her that I will help her come up with a
super cool design. It is also fun to carpool with friends. I recommend you allow
approximately 2 hours. I do help every designer but please understand that it may be
difficult for me to get to every girl promptly if I have a lot of girls show up at the same
time. I appreciate your patience in advance.
I encourage a maximum budget of $30-$40 for fabric and trim. This is a great exercise in
learning how to stay on budget.
Michael Levine’s has graciously offered us a 10% discount on materials and validated
parking in lot next to Michael Levine’s (southeast side). Be sure to let them know you
are with my class when you check out.
Please Email if you plan to attend.
Saturday, Sept 17th or Sunday, Sept. 18th
10 AM -2 PM 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Michael Levine Lisa Tyler
920 S. Maple Ave. Cell: (310) 529-1970
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 622-6259
If you can not make it downtown Los Angeles this weekend:
***If you prefer to go on you own:
Suggested Stores:
1. SAS Fabrics ( Hawthorne Blvd) (1st choice it’s messy
but has best selection and prices and close to MB)
2. Michael Levine's (downtown Los Angeles)
3. Joann Fabrics (Torrance)
4. Mood Fabrics (Santa Monica)
Suggested fabric yardages:
Loose Top 2 yds.
tank top 1 yd. (don’t forget trim if making spaghetti strap)
shorts 1 yd.
leggings 2 yds. (2 ½ if child is tall)
loose pants 3 yds. (4 yds if child is tall)
circle skirt 2 yds. (long circle skirt 4yds)
long skirt 3 yds (4 yds. If child is tall)
hi low skirt 4 yds
For a dress:
Short Dress: top 1 yd. skirt 2 yds
Long Dress: top 1yd., long skirt 3-4 yds (depends on height of child and if is straight
down or full)
*Most thin fabrics need to be lined (don’t forget to purchase that too)
* Do not forget zippers, trims, belting, trim for straps, etc.