Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sewing Meetup!

Y'all, I'm always so envious of the bloggers in places like New York, London, Wellington - you know, where they all meet up and hang out and talk fabric. But today I got a chance to have my own meetup with the lovely Laura of A Make it Yourself Mom's Diary. She happened to be in Salt Lake for a family wedding and was able to take a couple of hours with me for some fabric shopping and antiquing.
Here we are hanging out in front of the Bridal fabrics at Yellow Bird Fabrics. If you are a garment sewist and you come to Salt Lake, you MUST come to see Yellow Bird. Amy stocks the most beautiful fabrics and the prices are very reasonable. We had fun petting the Liberty Lawn and admiring the quality of the jerseys. While we were there, Sunni popped in and we got a chance to catch up a little. In fact, she was kind enough to take this picture for us. Thanks, Sunni!
After Yellow Bird, we headed over to Capitol City Antiques. Their vintage pattern selection never disappoints! We also had fun checking out all the other fun vintage lovelies - tons of Pyrex and even a couple of vintage sewing machines.
There were a ton of cool vintage cameras from all eras. Check out Laura with the Instamatic! Too cool!
The vintage fashions were seriously rocking! We thing this is a dress. Someone thought it would be a good idea to couch yarn in a vaguely floral pattern and then decorate them with pom-poms. I kid you not... So, we had a super fun time, and I really enjoyed getting to hang out with Laura and get to know her better.

And of course, I found some pretties...
At Yellow Bird, I picked up this gorgeous red cotton lace and the Sewaholic Thurlow pattern. The lace will be a pencil skirt. I've been waffling about getting the Thurlow pattern, as I have a ton of pants patterns already, but these seem to work well for many ladies, so I decided to give them a try.
At Capitol City Antiques, I brought home a few lovely patterns, both for me and for Myra (and her Barbies), as well as some fun buttons.
But wait, check out the buttons!! Seriously, how could I leave those behind?! Perfect for a sewcialist. What an awesome day!! Thanks so much for sharing it with me, Laura!!


  1. OOOhh! I'm going to be in Salt Lake the end of this month. I'll have to see if I can get my ride to swing by some of these places. LOVE your buttons and the red lace. Looks like you found some great stuff and had a good time.

  2. Love that red lace--that will be a great skirt.
    (And the asymmetrical pockets from the previous post).

  3. Sounds like a fun day was had by all. The red lace is gorgeous, can't wait to see your skirt. On the Thurlow, compare the pattern to one of your TNT pants/jeans. Thurlow is a full cut, IMHO.

  4. Looks like a fun day! I'm curious to see what you think of the Thurlow...I've been thinking about purchasing the pattern.


  5. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for the mention of Capitol City. Went down there today and wandered around. Wow!

  6. Gorgeous red lace! So pretty!!!