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Hazel Chaz
09-14-2009, 07:28 PM
FREE FABRIC!

I'll be giving away a bunch of fabric -- everything from cotton prints and solids, cotton knits, wool cotton and polyester blends, to fleece, yarn, velvet, burlap, denim, and canvas broadcloth.

Why? Because my mother's storage unit needs to be cleared out, and she has accumulated more fabric than she can use in the next twenty years.

Where? At Mikomicon, of course. In the auditorium building whose name I've forgotten. Same place everything else (except the bands) is happening at night, so you can just wander from one room to another.

When? 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday nights -- opposite the dance/rum party/after Masquerade/etc.

What's the catch? I ask that you write down your name, what city you live in, what fabric you've found that you can use, and what you think you'll use it for, on a slip of paper. Then I'll mail all those slips of paper to my mom, so she can see how people are moving forward and making things with the fabric she bought and stored.

You can also pose for a photo with the fabric, but if you're photo-shy that's optional. Again, I'm trying to show Mom how many people she's making happy by letting go of the fabric.

(I also urge you to wash any fabric you get, because even if it was washed before going into storage it's probably been sitting in less-than-ideal conditions for years and years. Dirt, cobwebs, and who knows what... wash it, you'll be happier.)

And when you finish your project, it would be great if you can send photos of the finished project to Jocelyn Baden, or wear it where she can see it. (She'll be working in the Costume Repair Station at the convention I'm running, in January at the LAX Marriott.)

Anyone interested in browsing? There's about thirty "bankers boxes" of fabric to see...

Cosplay Cyborg
09-15-2009, 12:03 AM
That is SUCH a cool idea Chaz! I'll definitely be there. I can never have too much fabric!

I apologize in advance if I clean you out of most of your stock. *wink* Just kidding! I'll save some for people, heehee~

I love browsing for fabric, so this is an awesome addition to MikomiCon!

- Cy

StarAssassin
09-15-2009, 01:30 AM
I'll be sure to check it out as well ^^ I need some fabric for cosplays too

henna_nyo
09-15-2009, 02:54 AM
OMGOSHOMGOSH, I am SO there! Photo-shy, my butt, haha~

AngieRikku
09-15-2009, 03:34 AM
Wow Chaz, that is too sweet of you and your mother! I'll definitely be stopping by to see what treasures you have! =D

azurien
09-15-2009, 05:32 AM
wow that sounds fun i will definetly be checking it out, maybe i'll bring a wheelbarrow.. :D will this be in the place as the swapmeet? cuz i wanted to do that and i see that it's at the same time friday at 10pm..

Hazel Chaz
09-15-2009, 12:05 PM
Oh, and there are some vintage patterns, from the 1960s. If you're a small lady who likes the tv show MAD MEN and want to fit in with that look, we may have some patterns for you. By "small" I mean most of the patterns call for less than a 28" waist -- about what today we'd call sizes 6-12. (There's been some size inflation over the decades, so you have to check the measurements on the pattern rather than just relying on what it says the size is.)

Anyone interested in looking at these, too?

wow that sounds fun i will definetly be checking it out, maybe i'll bring a wheelbarrow.. :D will this be in the place as the swapmeet? cuz i wanted to do that and i see that it's at the same time friday at 10pm..

I believe everything that night is in the same building.

OMGOSHOMGOSH, I am SO there! Photo-shy, my butt, haha~

Well, it had to be said. I actually have met a few costumers who didn't care for their pictures to be posted online.

UndercoverKitty
09-15-2009, 02:11 PM
Thirty 'banker's boxes'!! OMG!!! Oh YAY! This is awesome, Chaz your mother is so awesome right now! Maybe I can find some fabric for my cosplay that I'm planning on making for ALA. But it looks like I better come early if I want to find what I need. I'll make sure that I can be free then no matter what! :bigtu: YAY! FABRIC!!

azurien
09-15-2009, 04:23 PM
i am VERY very interested in the patterns.. even more so than the fabric. i'm really excited to take a look! :)

RosyAristocracy
09-15-2009, 10:03 PM
This is such a great idea! Very kind of you and your mother. I'll definitely take a look; you can never have too much fabric. :B I'll probably have some friends along with me, as well.

Summoner Lenne
09-16-2009, 02:37 AM
YAYYYYY! You've mentioned to me before Chaz that you're going to do this, but I think this is so awesome and, ya :).

*Shifty eyes* I get first dibs.... :D

PhantomShadow
09-16-2009, 07:13 PM
This is a wonderful idea. Thank you~ Are people encouraged(or discouraged) from bringing fabric they no longer need/desire to give away? If not, that was just an idea. Once again, Thank you so much for this opportunity~

Hazel Chaz
09-16-2009, 07:37 PM
This is a wonderful idea. Thank you~ Are people encouraged(or discouraged) from bringing fabric they no longer need/desire to give away? If not, that was just an idea. Once again, Thank you so much for this opportunity~

That would be a question for the convention to answer -- I have no official standing with Mikomicon. I certainly have no objections, we just wouldn't send notes to my mother about the other fabric..

Shivaness
09-16-2009, 11:24 PM
O_O DID I HEAR THE WORD 'FREE'?!?!?! I AM SO THERE! xD Lulz well I'm gonna be there to have a great time at Mikomicon and well I should bring my sewing kit to see if I could get working on some of the fabric I will be taking! >=D Mwahaha! Epic Chaz! =3= I should bring in fabric I don't need either...at times I pile up fabric I never use. D=

Hazel Chaz
09-16-2009, 11:58 PM
http://www.boston-baden.com/hazel/Pix/2009/h/house488m.jpg (http://www.boston-baden.com/hazel/Pix/p.cgi?7391-17)

This is most of the fabric boxes. There might be one or two more boxes in addition to the 27 you see here. (The big grey case on the left isn't coming.)

I can never have too much fabric!
I'll definitely take a look; you can never have too much fabric.
...at times I pile up fabric I never use. D=

Yeah, keep doing that for a couple of decades and your children will end up doing what I'm doing here. ;) One of the patterns that was snatched up at a previous give-away was one that my mother sent away for, when she was 18, and never made the dress. That was sixty years ago.

henna_nyo
09-17-2009, 02:22 AM
Chaz-san, I was talking to my aunt about this and she was wondering if she could also come?

Hazel Chaz
09-17-2009, 09:52 AM
Chaz-san, I was talking to my aunt about this and she was wondering if she could also come?

That would depend on Mikomicon -- I thnk it's happening inside convention space. I don't have a problem with it, myself.

Shivaness
09-17-2009, 04:22 PM
http://www.boston-baden.com/hazel/Pix/2009/h/house488m.jpg (http://www.boston-baden.com/hazel/Pix/p.cgi?7391-17)

This is most of the fabric boxes. There might be one or two more boxes in addition to the 27 you see here. (The big grey case on the left isn't coming.)





Yeah, keep doing that for a couple of decades and your children will end up doing what I'm doing here. ;) One of the patterns that was snatched up at a previous give-away was one that my mother sent away for, when she was 18, and never made the dress. That was sixty years ago.

O_O 60 years ago?!? Holy son of a Jenova! =D Kewl. I should collect...but I better make sure my mom doesn't get mad at all the fabric getting piled up! xD

Maguma
09-17-2009, 09:39 PM
i'll definitely try to take a look~

Vash_Fanatic
09-17-2009, 10:12 PM
Maybe I will be able to make my cosplay for ALA. :D

This is exciting. I better look through my boxes and maybe share fabric I don't need.

StarlitHellsing
09-18-2009, 02:29 AM
Wow! Thank you! I was wondering how I was going to afford to buy fabric for halloween this year! :) :) :) I'm so excited!

henna_nyo
09-18-2009, 08:55 PM
That would depend on Mikomicon -- I thnk it's happening inside convention space. I don't have a problem with it, myself.

Ah, I see--well, she won't be able to make it after all, haha. @__@;

As for me, atm, I'm trying really hard to make it. -_-;;;