|photo by Oonaballoona|
We had a blast! It was probably the first time in my life I said "pleased to meet you" that many times in one evening--and actually meant it! We browsed beautiful fabric, met lovely ladies, and even went home with a bag of goodies. Somehow I won 3rd place in the Little Black Dress contest and took home Liesl and Co.'s new Weekend Getaway blouse pattern as well as a luxurious cut of double-faced wool/cashmere coating in a gorgeous chocolate hue.
First prize went to the inimitable Cathy, second prize to the lovely Kyle, and 3rd place to the latester in gold (me). Not that I intended to compete in the wrong color, but Deepika encouraged me. Plus, I was feeling rather proud to be fitting into a pre-pregnancy cocktail dress!
|Me, Kyle, Eugenia of Elliott Berman, Deepika of Pattern Review, and winner Cathy|
I also tried my hand at my first faced hem for this circle skirt. I cut 2" bias strips from the lining fabric, sewed them to the bottom edge, turned, pressed, and topstitched. Easy and neat!
Peter, Michael, Kyle, Oona, Clio, Carolyn, Claudine, Deepika, Eugenia, Liesl, and all the rest of you gorgeous stitchers, happy sewing!
D.J. Mary's Pick:
Ray Charles live from Miami singing "I Got a Woman". Ray got gold threads too!