The MinneSEWta Meet-Up

I am a member of the Pattern Review website, which is a sewing website.  There are quite a few of us from Minnesota and the surrounding areas.  We decided we should all get together and meet the people we “talk” and message with on the site’s forums.

We had our first meeting on Saturday, September 13.  We met at Caribou Coffee at 10:00 a.m. and talked until 12:00 p.m.  WOW.  Then we headed over to S. R. Harris which is a fabric outlet located in Brooklyn Park, MN.  A lot of the sewists bought fabric to add to their stashes.  I didn’t buy anything as I am trying to use up what I have — like THAT will ever happen.

We all had a great time.  It was such a wonderful experience to meet everyone!  One of the women was from Winnipeg and another from Fargo!

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Another Update on My Refashion Project

I completed this in mid-August, but I don’t like it.  There is too  much fabric in the skirt and it is  really heavy and uncomfortable to wear.  This wasn’t a problem in the full dress.

I plan on taking the skirt apart at the seams and making it into a kind of gathered A-line skirt.  I will have to remove the current waistline and redo it which will make the skirt several inches shorter. I think I will make the final length to hit right below the knee.  I hope I don’t get as frustrated with this new refashion as the one I just did.

I will post photos of the the first go as soon as I get someone to take them.

 

UPDATE:  May 3, 2016  

                  Forgot to mention this was a TOTAL FAIL.  UGH.  Well, at least I tried!