Sewing Trip

This weekend, I went up to LA for the Colette Patterns Party & Book Signing at Sew LA. That was the first time I every been to Sew LA. What a great place.

I am kind of upset with myself for leaving my good camera at my friend’s house instead of taking it with me to the event. So I don’t have a lot of pictures to share.

I got to meet the lovely Sarai Mitnick, the founder of Colette Patterns and the author of Colette Sewing Handbook. If you don’t own it, you should. It’s a great addition to my sewing book collection. Sarai is beautiful and super sweet woman. I got a little fan girl while chatting with her.

If I had to pick only one person in the sewing blogosphere to meet in real life, Oona from Oonaballoona would be that one person. And I got to meet her. Oona is amazing, I am sure you all know it. Gorgeous, funny and a really down to earth person. I was surprised that she was my height, I imagined that she would be so much taller than myself. But, I always say, ‘Awesome things come in short packaging”… I could not figure out how I wanted to smile in this picture, which is the real reason why I had that mustache covering my mouth.

I also got to meet Mena from Sew Weekly, who is just a timeless beauty. Sadly, I called her by the wrong and I felt embarrassed after that. I’ve been following her blog for a while so I should have known her name. Doesn’t it look like my eyes are closed here? They are not.

When I walked into Sew LA, I was greeted by Christine Hayes. Her name was very familiar to me. When I got back home I realized I came across her site about a month ago. She is an independent pattern designer that I wanted to keep an eye on. I will definitely keep my eyes open for when she release her pattern line, after seeing her in the Peony Dress that she made. I hope pictures turn up online soon of her in this dress, since I did not photograph her. :-( Christine was a lovely hostess.

I also met some other people but I did not catch their names. There were a lot of friendly people there.

While there I purchase the Cinnamon by Colette Patterns and a remnant of fabric. Luckily, they were all sold out on the Crepe Dress, which I fell in love with after seeing it on display at Sew LA. All I need is to buy a dress pattern that I’ll never wear.

Well back to reality for me, which is me trying to figure out what is going on in tailoring class.