Now Elizabeth and I had planned to meet Eugenia for a lunchtime break at Metro...and while we were standing looking at the cotton/lycra prints someone looks at me and goes I know you. I'm searching my memory banks trying not to call this beautifully dressed lady the wrong name...when it came to me that I was staring at Opal of Opals Passion.
The introductions were made, the conversation flowed and we were four sewists picking fabrics and discussing techniques! Darn that day job, I hated leaving because I was having so much fun.
The obligatory picture with Kashi
Of course Eugenia made her skirt and Opal made her dress
which has quite a story behind or should I say in front of it!
On another note...I've decided to pull The Architectural Dress apart and make a new front...not the pleated one...a different one. There is something about this dress that just doesn't work or fit right and I don't have the space to keep or look at garments that aren't working...so look for the remodel soon.
Also, I might as well 'fess up now...I bought fabric...before today...and it's all Adrienne's fault. That girl is one mighty enabler...and she sent me not only the price but a direct link to the brown circle cotton fabric she bought from FFC...I was a goner before I even clicked the link.
So it was really easy to buy 3 more yards at Metro today. I originally bought 2 yards of this fabric 2 years ago, and since Allison used it to make this awesome dress, it's been playing round and round in my head ever since I saw hers. I just needed a few more yards to make what I'm thinking about.
...as always, more later!