Good morning, readers! I'm writing this from lovely Los Angeles. I've had a whirlwind few days! I arrived on Friday afternoon and drove to Anaheim for the Craft & Hobby Association show.
Remember how I was making my design, Butterick 5814? Well, I finally finished it on the plane. (Don't worry, I'm going to do some more proper posts on it, plus that 3/4 length sleeve tutorial.) I desperately wanted to wear it that night, since I was going to Butterick's company dinner. They're celebrating their 150th anniversary! I finished it just in time to take a cell phone pic (I call it "Self Portrait with Toilet") and then rush down to dinner, where I had the most amazing time catching up with the Butterick/McCalls folks.
I wore it with a vintage cardigan since it was chilly.
Also, another week, another shade of pink hair! My last dye job was looking weirdly patchy (purple-magenta in places, pink in others) so I went for an emergency touch-up before my trip. We used a mix of Special Effects Atomic Pink, Cupcake Pink, and Cherry Bomb. I think I've found my perfect color!
The next day I had my book signing at the Butterick booth! I wore the scallop waist skirt and Peter Pan collar blouse from my book.
And caught up with friends, old and new. (That's Haley from The Zen of Making on the left there.)
Yesterday was my big party at Sew L.A.! It was fabulous, to say the least.
Christine Haynes and the other ladies there went all out with a retro picnic-theme. I put tons of garments from the book and my Butterick line on display.
Everyone came all decked out in their retro finery!
See more fab pics on Christine's blog. Thank you so much, Sew L.A.!
Now I'm heading out for a couple days of exploring Los Angeles, starting with the garment district. (I'm sure I need more fabric, right?)