Here's their self-description from their web site:
"FabMo provides unique, high-end materials to artists, teachers, and others for their creative reuse. These exquisite textiles, wallpapers, tiles, leathers, trims, etc. are from the design world, and are usually not available to you at all except through a designer. FabMo makes them available on a donation basis, diverting about 70 tons/year of them from their otherwise destination - the landfill!"
If you haven't been to one of their events, give it a try!
The materials are usually sample-sized, but every once in a while you can find a larger hunk of fabric. Jessica had her eye open for me, bless her soul, and she scored a piece of black denim that was about a yard.
|Hand in pocket, which is hard to see otherwise|
I used it to make myself a second version of Burdastyle 10-2011-119. Black is notorious for masking design details, so here's the line drawing:
|Burdastyle 10-2011, skirt #119|
It's just like your favorite denim skirt from high school, only with better pockets.
|Close-up of pocket. I'm in love!|
I've been wanting a darker-colored version for a while now.
This skirt is hemmed as Burdastyle drafted; 26 inches. Since I'm a short person, that means it's a midi-length on me.
|Here's a view without hands in pockets|
This pattern is available as a download from the Burdastyle website, in case you like the looks of it but don't have 10 years of back issues stashed in your closet, like I do.
My pattern review is on PatternReview.com here.