I got a bunch done on the dress today but I forgot to bring my camera so, alas, no pictures. I do want to say, I’m impressed with this pattern. It’s a Palmer Pletsch pattern that has all the fitting information you could need to make it work for you. They use their fitting guidelines from Fit for Real People. I don’t have that book, but everyone who does seems to love it. And as I say, I’m impressed by the thoroughness of the fitting instructions. So far, I give this one a big thumbs up. I wish I had gotten it further along, because I’d like to take it to …
New York with my students tomorrow!
Yes, I’m mother ducking a bunch of my students and a couple of my ASDP colleagues around the garment district tomorrow for some fun and fabric. We’re going to meet up with Carolyn and Lindsay T. I can’t wait to see them both again! I wish we could spend an overnight, but schedules didn’t permit this time.
Back to my dress, I have a confession to make. A friend of mine pointed me to a lively, some might say heated, discussion about sewing over pins. See me raising my hand? Guilty. I don’t necessarily recommend it, but when people look all aghast at me, I just shrug. I have been sewing since I was 12. I’ve sewn over countless pins countless times and I have never once damaged my machine, nor have I put my eye out. I have bent pins and broken needles, which isn’t a good thing. But I see more damage caused by folks who neglect to change needles between projects. That one gets me going!
Speaking of going, Gorgeous Fabrics warehouse is going to be closed on Friday, July 3 for the holiday weekend. We’ll be processing orders, but any orders that come in over the long weekend will ship on Monday or Tuesday.
FB Peeps, check out the Gorgeous Fabrics Facebook page starting Wednesday. And until I get back from NYC, happy sewing!