Hey! I know I've been abandoning my blog and our coffee dates, but here I am. I've been sewing, I promise, but it's kind of hard to get out there and take pictures. It's hard waking a few minutes early to take pictures or it's hard to take pictures in the evening. I know, I'm just complaining. I promise to do better.
I've decided to join Me-Made-'14! When I started to read blogs last year, I came across this and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I already wear my handmade clothes, so that part is easy. The hardest part is putting outfits together. I don't think I have an outfit. Ha. I think my next project is going to be a blazer. I'm going to start off trying to make a Bellatrix Blazer. The reason why I want to make a blazer is because I was looking through my pictures, and the blazer was a wardrobe staple of mine. I do like a good, fitted blazer. That is my quest.
I met up with a few bloggers and sewers weeeks ago, and it was fun! We first met at Christine's book signing at Sew-LA, and they invited me to shop in downtown LA the next day. I wasn't really sure because I really wanted to sew and I'm a slight introvert, but I'm so glad I did. It was fun meeting everyone! These are amazing ladies who I bonded with quickly because we're seamstresses shopping for fabric! I learned so much from everyone. I kept on asking Laura and Jeanette what's the content of the fabrics. I need labels people!
I met Amity of Lolita Patterns and she knows all the good fabric shops. I met Angie of Bonne Chance who moved to San Francisco. Trice of Sew Tell and Laurie of Sew Exhausted came from San Diego for the book signing and fabric shopping. Laura of A Make It Yourself Mom's Diary who came from Vegas! Lastly, Jeanette who I kept on pestering about the fabric content.
The dress above was the dress that pilled like a maniac. It was okay when I wore it because it was the first time I wore it.
Oh, Oh! The best news! We bought our tickets for London and Paris! Gahhh! Sorry, for all the exclamation points, but I'm super happy! We'll be in London Monday, May 26 to Wednesday, May 28. From there, we'll be in Paris until Thursday. I'm super excited and I can't wait. It's the first time the mister and I are traveling to Europe together. I'll be fabric shopping of course. I'll have to be particular about which fabrics I buy.
I've been going back and forth about the dress I want to make for my friend's wedding. I've been working on the Nicola, but I can't figure out how to do a FBA for the life of me. I might have to go into Sew-LA for help, and I thought I mastered FBA. I guess not. I do want to make a few things for the trip, the Pavot jacket, and a
couple of few dresses.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!