On Friday I spent the whole day out!!! I felt like a proper grown-up out with ladies and having Sangria before noon ;o) How, you may be wondering, did I accomplish this?? I was hanging out with awesome sewing blogging ladies, including the Sew Weekly’s lovely proprietress Mena, from as far-flung as Montreal and Chicago for a garment district centered meet-up!! I had a really fantastic time. I can’t remember the last time I spent the entire day out like that. I think I’m still recovering, lol. I’m such a light weight ;p
I managed to be a lightweight shopper, too. I only bought one piece of fabric, a remnant of some mystery black stretch fabric, for a $1. I replaced the seam ripper my hubby broke trying to add more holes to his belt and bought a kick ass fabric marking tool that will save me many pin stabs (I hope) and swearing while sewing.
There was also a pattern swap! I managed to unload some patterns that I will never sew and I picked up these vintage gems!
I took them by my grandma’s after the kids and I left art class (it’s that time of year again) where I have two enrolled this time. (Missy is an old pro at this point but my son looked a little nervous. By the time we picked him up he was telling me how “Fantastic!” the class was.) She loved looking at the patterns with me. I keep trying to get her to come sew with me, but she hasn’t sewn in years. Which is a shame. She has so many couture skills that she learned as the ONLY right way to do things in school that she could charge a fortune to share. But she lacks the confidence that her skills have stayed with her. How can I convince her readers??? I should just show up at her house with my serger and machine and supplies and make her sew with me, lol. Once she gets a load of all of my corner cutting she won’t be able to help herself.
I can’t thank Oona enough for including me! I’m so glad I stumbled across the meet-up announcement. I have Meg’s “Oh ma goodness, that’s awesome!” stuck in my head. I keep hearing Debi’s infectious laugh. I see muppet potential everywhere thanks to Mena and Oona. I want to crack open the rest of my Colette patterns after seeing Cindy’s dress. I’m worried for Lisette’s shoulders after witnessing the weight of her fabric bag. I have a reason to keep pushing for a Canada trip now that I’ve meet Another Sewing Scientist. I’m inspired by Christine’s re-purposing of fabric for her awesome cape. Puu is making me rethink red pants for serious. And I want to visit Marina’s pattern stash after seeing what she was willing to give away. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday!