Here I am with Sarai Mitnick, author of The Colette Pattern Sewing Handbook, & designer of Colette Patterns. Although I've been a reader of her blog, I haven't yet had the opportunity to try out any of her patterns until now. I'll be making the Meringue Skirt, the Pastille Dress, & the Taffy Blouse ( all included in her book ). & I also just ordered the "Macaron" dress. I love that her designs have a vintage flair & seem to flatter curvy figures.
Happy to add another signed sewing book to my collection!
Here's the cover, which features the Pastille Dress.
|Pictured here with my friend Kat, who purchased the last pattern of the "Ceylon" dress. |
This will be her first time constructing a garment, but with a little guidance, I am sure she will do great!
I'm going to start on the "Taffy Blouse" soon ( blouse on the right ).
I like that it sewed using a french seam & bias tape.
....I think this photo was an accident, but it's still kinda cool.
|Here's Kat with the adorable Devon, who teaches at Sew LA & has her own cute blog Miss Make ( & is wearing the "Ceylon" dress she made herself ).|
We had yummy eclairs, macaroons, & lots of other goodies.
|And here I am with a few other fun gals I met there. I loved that the middle gal shares the same name as me ( although I'm not quite sure how she spells hers ), all I know is that she has a pretty hilarious blog about sewing.....and lots of drinking! It's called oonaballoona from kalkatroona, & I can already tell she's very very creative. & I loved that she is swapping homes until the summer with a friend, she's an actress from New York. We joked about swapping homes ourselves since I've been wanting to visit the big apple...although I'm not sure the Inland Empire will be as exciting as LA or New York, but she seemed to be intrigued by getting to use my sewing studio.|
& the lady to the right, was a really nice lady herself from Australia who just happened to recognize her favorite blogger miss oonaballona....pretty funny.