I found this great fabric supplier in CA, they have shops downtown LA and my beloved Venice Beach. They are very professional and provide FAST shipping. They also have discounts on a regular basis so sign up for their email list and read them. This is HIGH quality fabric not for you beginner home sewer at great prices! It also spares you from rude clerks who know nothing about sewing....Right down the street from them is the where they have reissued patterns from neue mode on heavyduty paper and also downloadable patterns. http://sewingpatterns.com/
My daughter is making her first pair of jeans and loving every moment of the challenging process with the Fabric Planet black denim....needs to be prewashed and 'organisized' with adding one cup of vinegar to the rinse.
I am always surprised at how many of the school miss educating kids on common sense stuff or just things to keep them safe in this world. Living in a "College Town" I sometimes wonder if their parents know? Our town has it's share of casualties, some not public knowledge, MOST not public knowledge and it is not just the colleges.