Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In the Queue Wednesday

I'm sorry I missed my regular weekend post! I left sunny-warm-Florida (okay, maybe it was miserably hot) and flew to freezing-cold-Missouri (okay, maybe it was just chilly) to visit my Grandmother for a few days. I gave her the scarf that I wove for her on my loom, and she just loved it! (Of course, she would have loved it if I had glued macaroni to a paper plate and spray painted it gold, but let's not go there...)

It was a great trip! In addition to spending time with my Grandmother, I got to meet a friend! Lori of Girls in the Garden lives in Central Missouri, and we spent a wonderful Monday afternoon taking advantage of Joann's Columbus Day sale!

This is the second time that I've met someone in person whom I had previously known through blogging - Summerset of Pins and Needles came down to Tampa with her husband a couple of summers ago and we browsed some of the higher end fabric shops in Tampa together.

Both experiences were just so wonderful! I may be a bit biased, but it seems to me that people who sew are some of the best people in the world - smart and sweet and fun! I get out to Missouri several times a year - I can't wait for my next shopping trip with Lori!

Okay, on to the pattern pictured - I picked it up at Joann's on Monday for the amazing price of $0.99! Let's hear it for Christopher Columbus! ;)

I like the middle version, with the flared skirt. I don't even know what fabric I'm going to make it in, but, don't worry, I'll get to it. It's in the queue. :)


Zep said...

Sweet :)

The sewing community are loving, caring people. I tell my students all the time if the salesperson won't help you find what you need a lot of times the customers will help if they hear you asking questions. I have the best conversations at the fabric stores.

I can't wait for the day when we get to meet! It's been over a year since we've driven of these days...

It is hot here! Can't wait for the "cold" front to blow through this weekend.

Lori said...

It was the best time and I can't wait to see what you make with your fabric purchases, too.

gwensews said...

I only wish I could have been there too! I'm from Missouri, originally. Maybe I need to go back to visit some long lost relatives about the same time you go next time!

meredithp said...

I've always loved meeting sewing friends from cyber space. Always intelligent and classy.

Amy said...

I made this dress (first view) last winter. The dress ended up being too narrow for me. Luckily I tried it on before finishing the side seams and ended up adding a little panel about an inch and a half wide on each side (matching up plaid - eek). The top part of the dress also seemed a bit short and I believe I added a little length there. I wish I'd known about the PatternReview website back then - a couple of people mention the same problems I found. If I make this version again I'll also cut the front skirt piece out of a solid piece instead of in two pieces as directed. The dress did end up lovely and I've received several compliments.

I plan to make the full skirt view with a pretty tweed with flocking around the border.

Look forward to seeing your interpretation of the pattern.