This past weekend I had the most fantastic visitor. For those that don't know - I know Carolyn - Diary of a Sewing Fanatic - and I have for years. We originally connected on a now defunct sewing board and the first time I went to New York (2008) - we met up, hit it off and have been fast friends ever since. Every single time I go visit my daughter - I get together with Carolyn.
Last weekend - Carolyn had the opportunity to come to Seattle and attend the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup. I offered to take a day off work (oh the hardship) and offered up my spare bedroom. I picked her up on Friday and drove straight through the city to my house. I could have stopped at Nancy's Sewing Basket or Stitches or District Fabrics as I drove though the city, but I opted not to. Saturday we went to Expo and Sunday we sewed! (I have posts planned to tell about Expo and the sewing space re-do so it works for 2.)
One of the things on Carolyn's do to list was to help both me and JB with taking blog photos. I'm sure that after last weekend - my photos will continue to improve. Basically - the main take away - if it's uncomfortable, you're doing it right. I have a mantra running through my head now, stand up straight, shoulders back, suck in my gut, move a little bit, smile, laugh, talk, look down, look up - don't be stiff, frowny or in a hurry. You won't us up all the digital!
So this dress is a repeat. You've seen it before - it's Vogue 8944 and it's made from a very spongy green scuba knit that was bought in New York at Metro Textiles after The Princess' wedding. It was the second piece of fabric bought during that trip that's been sewn up already.
The dress had been worn, but it had a horribly gaping neckline. I put it on to show Carolyn why it was downstairs and she took the back armholes in. I took that in and then I put elastic in the neckline using the tip from Debbie.
I had an amazing time with Carolyn. I can still see fault with myself in all these photos - but I had a great time taking them and they are much, much better than what I usually get. Fashion model I am not - but now I'll hear Carolyn in my head and do better and hopefully with a few more outfits I'll start to feel more comfortable. Thanks friend!