Let’s just call the 2010 Fabric Fast a big ol bust, shall we? I sort of kept my rules though. I told myself only solids. Like half of what I got met that criteria. Baby steps. Here are my favorite pieces from PR Weekend Philly:
Pink and white Carolina Herrera silk ($5), grey silk with abstract white plaid ($5), and a yellow rayon-linen blend ($5)
I also got this awesome black with applique border print for $3 a yard. I’m thinking of making this dress again. But, with a FBA. I finally got re-fitted for bras and I’m up a cup size. Annoyed that I have to learn to really do a FBA. But loving that my girls are in their proper place for the first time in a couple months.
What I’m not showing is a black knit, black plain cotton for underlining and like 20 yards of $2 a yard lining from Jomar. I tried to carry my suitcase from the bus to the Vegan’s car since it was noticeably heavier than when I left Baltimore. It worked until I had to lift it in the trunk. All he said was, “I didn’t know fabric could weigh that much.”
I skipped shopping on Fabric Row on Saturday morning and went to a flea market with Trena, LindsayT and Spottedroo <– awesome to meet you! There, I bought two vintage jewelry sets.
The exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was just a sewer’s dream. But, the behind the scenes look at some of the collection??
As the curator pulled out each piece,there was such hushed reverential silence. You would have thought Moses was coming down from the mountains with the 10 commandments.
I can’t believe it’s just one more month until I head to Montreal for more of the same, but en Francais! I can’t thank Elaray and Karen and all the organizers who put together a phenomenal weekend.