First, can I say that I love how IKEA is stepping up to the home sewer? Kristy and I got there early yesterday to have a look around. I mean, really, who doesn’t always need something from IKEA?
I love this ‘sewing area’ display they had set up. Complete with binders for your sewing patterns.
They are selling starter sewing kits too.
This cute, stackable storage container
I absolutely bought two storage sewlutions for the sewing room. The pattern storage solution is too heavy to get out of the car by myself. And the other has 30 pieces. So, we’ll just have to wait on it.
Also, love their use of fabric to decorate
And, the most fun thing I purchased were these two pillowcases. They are $8.99 for both.
I bought two sets and will take them apart to make sewing machine covers. Something I’ve been needing to do for a good long time now. I am even tempted to make a Weekender bag out of them too since that’s a good size for carrying my new Featherweight.
So, the fashion show was really interesting. I think Lisette, Kristy and I were absolutely checking out construction. And, not just because we sew. You can’t help but notice construction, because if it looks sloppy, you’re distracted from the design. There are 15 semifinalists and you (yes, even YOU) can vote online for your favorites.
Apparently, someone thought it would be totally funny to put my daughter in the show.
Like seriously. Can’t you imagine I would have a kid that looks like this? She strutted in an Kristy and I were shouting ‘WE LOVE YOUR HAIR’!!
This, stylistically may have been my favorite. I love the two different fabrics and the twisted bubble skirt.
Very cute / sweet look. Love the details on the neckline.
Take a look at the yellow pleating on the bodice. Lovely.
I love that this designer went all out! But, he used a black invisible zip that you could see against the white in the back of the skirt.
Again, I liked the fabric mix. Was happy it wasn’t the black and white print that most people gravitated too.
THIS was the BEST finishing I saw on anything. I love how she followed the pattern print to create those leaves. I should also say I ‘know’ the designer. As well as you know anyone from the internet that you’ve never met IRL. But, seriously, this dress was great.
The guys outfit was really basic. And, honestly, I was too distracted by all those muscles and the green eyes.
How freaking CUTE is this. I think I have a love affair for piping. Because that’s what also made me love the dress below.
I think I would have done something different with the straps on the dress on the left. And, imagine the impact if the bottom was finished like #5
The dress on the right is a basic sheath dress.
So, below is what I meant about the invisible zippers in the ‘wrong’ color. That being said, maybe that was the look they were going for.
This exposed zip I loved. This is obviously on purpose.
After, I was so inspired I bought the white fabric below to go with this orange jacket that I never have anything to wear with!
Overall, lots of fun and great to meet up with Lisette. So, make sure you vote for your favorites.