Pattern Review Boston-area meet-up and other sewing updates

Pattern Review Boston-area meet-up - group photo

 Group photo from MariaDenmark

Instead of showing you my finished Archer of Many Details, which is indeed finished but not yet photographed, I have a bunch of other sewing-related updates for you today.  Get ready for a somewhat random & gushy post.  🙂

Boston-area sewing meet-up

This weekend I attended my first-ever sewing meet-up, the Pattern Review Boston-area meet-up at Grey’s Fabric.  Basically the best day ever!  🙂  I’ve heard many bloggers say that people who sew are the nicest people, and I’m happy to report that it’s absolutely true.  Everyone I met was so down to earth, friendly, and kind-hearted, and of course everyone was so joyful and passionate about sewing.  It was such a pleasure to hang out with people who share my interest in sewing, chat about fabric and patterns, and simply meet such a wonderful bunch of women.  I think this was the first group of women I’ve ever hung out with where there was absolutely no drama.  How refreshing.  🙂

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Bright happy dress – finished!

Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - Boston harbor

The Bright Happy dress is complete, modeled with the scenic Boston waterfront in the background.  After so much saddening news coming out of Boston recently, I was happy to show off such a cheerful new dress on a beautiful spring day in the city.  What better way to bounce back than to frolic in the warmth and sunshine in a new handmade garment?  : )

Project stats:

Pattern: Vogue 7298 (vintage from the 1960s; now out of print) — same as my Mad Men dress

Fabric: Fiesta Firecracker by Alexander Henry; sash and lining are Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman

Modifications: Same as the Mad Men dress, omitted the white stripe, and added a sash at the waist

Level of crafty satisfaction:  Love it!  So bright and happy!! : )

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