Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Afternoon Delight

That's Eugenia, Elizabeth and Opal in Metro Textiles this afternoon.

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!  

23 comments:

  1. I'd love to meet Eugenia too, and you too of course.

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  2. If I come (back) to your part of the world, will yo take me shopping in your lunch hour too? Pixie fm New Zealand

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  3. Love your blog. I check it almost every day and it's gotten me back into fashion sewing. Now I need someplace to wear all the outfits I have on my "to sew" list. Picked up some gorgeous silk/wool from Fashion Mart for a jacket. We have NO good fabric stores within 150 miles so I do most shopping online. Was glad to get the fabric.com and fabric mart sites. I have a question, if you or your other readers would like to reply. I can only afford one sewing/fashion magazine at present. Any suggestions for which one?

    Kathy from Minnesota

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  4. Wow!! I am jealous (a good jealous though...) One day, I will meet you in NY. I am on the other coast (Ca)

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  5. awww sounds like a great trip to metro. yeah that girl is always enabling people, you think she getting paid under the table for it? J/K I wanted a piece of that chocolate print too but I am still thinking about it

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  6. I wish I had bought more than 2 yards of that fabric too, but I just about made it work with scraps to spare! Great pictures of what looks like another fun meet up!

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  7. Love it when passion comes together

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  8. How fun is that, sewing friends and Metro Textiles, doesn't get much better!

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  9. LOL, I think you've never met a border print you didn't like!! And I share the envy of others about your trip to Metro Textiles . . . haven't gotten there yet but must schedule a NYC trip sometime in the future!

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  10. What a great lunch..nothing is better than meeting sewing friends. Hoping to get to MT this friday... wink..wink

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  11. Wow, sounds like a great day!

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  12. Harrumph! I was in town yesterday, girls! I'll assume I was not included because I boycott Metro. I don't know what the attraction is with that store...

    Love what you've been sewing lately, C! I need some of your sewing magic to rub off on me.

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  13. Metro is where I first met you too Carolyn. Must be a meeting place of the creative minds!

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  14. I wish I was there to meet you ladies. I was there last week.

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  15. What fun! All of you look great in your designer outfits!

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  16. I'm thinking that the NYC Tourism people have to modify their list of 'must see' spots in New York City to include Metro Textiles. I've only been there once but my memory of the trip (besides Kashi being his usual helpful and efficient self, was walking back to the Port Authority in 102 degree weather with both arms hanging down about my ankles because of the two huge bags of fabrics I had.

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  17. Hi Carolyn! I had such a fabulous time .... meeting up with lovely people, fabric shopping, lots of sewing tips - it doesn't get much better than that! Although I'm having a great time in NYC I'm also eager to get back home to my sewing machine to start making up some of the lovely fabric I purchased. Oh, and your red dress looked absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. Hi Carolyn,

    It was so nice meeting you and the other ladies yesterday in Metro Textiles. I enjoyed spending my lunch hour and more chatting with everyone and buying fabric.

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  19. Everytime I see pictures of sewists in Metro Textiles, I start drooling because I see happy people surrounded by great fabric....Thank you for sharing!

    Rose in SV

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  20. A fabric lunch with people who understand and share your passion...so envious!

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  21. Fun, fun, fun! Now if only my lunch break were longer, say five or seven days...

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  22. I've been there and he was there then too. LOL. Just like being in a candy store!

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  23. Oh, I can't wait to see what you make with that striped fabric. I loved Allison's dress and I can't wait to see what you cook up.

    I'm sad to hear that the grey dress is being remodeled, but you do what you gotta do. I'll take a moment of silence for all that pleating you did. :(

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