Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Puyallup Sewing

It was a busy February -- sewing some new outfits to wear at the Sewing Expo held in Puyallup, WA (near Seattle).

I decided to use two of my outfits from the Novi show in September and made a couple new things -- three t-shirts, one a remake of a rtw tee and the others something from the stash; a knit camisole to wear under my twist top; a new blouse and picket skirt; and a  pair of denim pants that has flat felled side seams to simulate jeans (so they are more of a trouser jean).

The days were long (show hours 8:30 am to 6 pm Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun ran "only" til 5 pm).  We were tired at the end of every day but enjoyed talking with all the people who stopped by the booth, The Complete Clothier. 

The green t-shirt was worn on the trip out and the paisley t-shirt was worn on set-up day.  On show days I wore my Novi green twist top/brown cami/brown fitted pants, Novi tweed jacket/yellow cowl top/green fitted pants; new blouse & skirt; and the t-shirt/"jeans" on Sunday.

Sunday's theme at the expo was Red-Pink day  -- Red for women's heart health and Pink for breast cancer awareness.  Neither are colors I wear often but had the wild t-shirt knit in the stash that also has some teal and goldish orange in the print.  The print picked up the "jeans thread" topstitching I did on the side seams so that became my Sunday outfit even though the jeans were originally planned to be worn on set-up day.  Worked out well because the denim has a bit of lycra in it -- so that was a comfy outfit for the flight home.

I had decided rather than taking a Monday morning flight back east (where I would probably not sleep worrying that I would miss an early alarm and miss my flight) I would take the midnight red-eye.  It worked well and I arrived back at my home airport around 7 am.  Needless to say, though, I slept most of Monday once I got back home.