|Fits me better than Evelyn!
Annette of Fabricate and Mira invited group of us to her house and we spent the day sewing, talking, trading fabric and pattern magazines, eating, and sewing. Annette and Mimi also wrapped each other in paper tape (which was probably less fun than it looked to someone not being wrapped in wet tape), and ended up with a Frida Kahlo-esque body cast to work from. I'm actually kind of intrigued, but if I ever do it, I think I may go the duct tape route instead.
Noile showed off the jacket pattern she's making for her husband, and started working very efficiently at the head of the table. Lee almost made me reconsider quilting. Almost. Pat couldn't stay long but it was great to see her and I believe she left with a few issues of Burda, circa 2006. Valerie was a satin stitch assembly line across the table. The fashionably late Andrea worked on a jacket that I can't wait to see finished.
|Stencil was meant for another
project, but I like it here.
I took 3 tops with me, one heathered gray with a stencil, one solid red and one sweater knit that I picked up at Jomar last year (I think it was part of the Marc Jacobs' remnant haul that they got). All 3 tops were finished except for hems (and about 2" of a side seam on the red tee, because I ran out of bobbin thread and it was so close to the end of the day that I didn't want to bother winding a new one. I finished them up tonight.
|Why does red photograph
And (almost) best of all, I took 2 big bags of fabrics that for one reason or another didn't make the cut to stay in the stash. Almost all of them found new homes, and those that didn't, only made it as far as my downstairs hallway. Off to the thrift store they went this morning.