It’s not an easy time for small businesses, but we’re still here, supporting sewists all over the country with fabric, notions, and resources. When you shop small with Stonemountain & Daughter, you’re supporting an independent, local, woman-owned business with a staff of 24 sewists and fabric experts in Downtown Berkeley. Your support of Stonemountain & Daughter keeps this family-owned business going—42 years so far! We truly couldn’t do it without you, and we’re excited to continue connecting sewists with their dream fabric.
How best to support a small business these days? Shopping with us (whether in person or via our website) is just one way to show support. You can also:
- Follow us on social media (we’re on Instagram and Facebook)
- Write a review of the shop on Yelp or Google
- Tell friends in your sewing and other communities about us
- Purchase Stonemountain & Daughter gift cards
- Visit our neighboring businesses in Downtown Berkeley
- Share this newsletter with friends & tell them about our Shop Small Sale!
Whoever said “save the best for last” was clearly not shopping for designer deadstock fabric! We all know deadstock that’s here today could be gone in a flash, so we’re sharing it on the very first day of our Shop Small Sale. Quantities are limited, so if you see something you can’t live without, don’t wait!
This group of three deadstock fabrics is a fantastic example of the variety that different fiber blends can bring to one staple garment pattern. Choose a great beginner pattern like the Lotta Dress—depending on the fabric, you can get light, crisp structure from cotton/linen, cozy comfort from wool-blend jersey, or a slinky drape from pretty silk crepe de chine. What a great way to build a variety of textures into your fall wardrobe!
We can’t discuss designer deadstock without mentioning wool! We have so many gorgeous deadstock wools in the shop (far too many for one photo!), so we’ve picked three beauties to share: a wool-blend suiting perfect for a pair of Meriam Trousers, a perky plaid coating for a Canton Moto Jacket, and a textured wool challis for a Romey Gathered Dress.
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It’s been hella dreary in the East Bay, so we’re looking for citrus brights to add a pop of color and life to our look! This tangerine wool coating is practically made for a statement Nova Coat, and these light, bright cottons will be so pretty for pieces like the Nicks Dress & Blouse—garments to wear layered in fall and winter, or on their own in warmer weather.
Our buying team of Olivia, Anna, and Suzan sources all of the amazing fabrics you’ll find at Stonemountain & Daughter. The buyers are always on the lookout for the very best fabrics from around the world, from high-quality wardrobe basics to I-can’t-believe-I-get-to-sew-with-this designer deadstock. The buying team has impeccable taste, a wealth of knowledge about all things fabric, and they’re the people we go to for the hot gossip on all the new fabrics we’ll be getting soon. We’re so lucky to have them! Today the buyers are sharing a few fabrics they’ve been super excited about this month:
Suzan is excited about bringing exclusive fabrics with unique prints over from Lady McElroyin the UK—from one family business to another! This fun python print on crisp cotton lawn is a great choice for a statement top or dress.