In case you missed it, my PR Weekend Chicago retrospective is here. A big thank you to those who commented on it! It was really a blast.
Oh yes Andrea, I have made the banana appliqued underwear! and 3 more pairs today. And I now have a flickr set devoted to the undies I've made.
Here is the May 17, 2011 collection:
Let's see those appliques close up, shall we? All appliques were purchased at Vogue Fabrics, Evanston, IL, at Sewing Pattern Review Weekend Chicago. All elastic is from sewsassy.com. This picture depicts the colors the best:
First up, boy shorts with banana applique. Fabric is from Jomar from PR weekend Philly 2010. Yellow elastic. LOL that you can see the tailor's chalk "F" to the left of the bananas. Yes, those bananas are sequined!
The remaining three pairs are bikini style underwear. Let's pretend these are jersey tomatoes, ok? Fabric from Joann's. Red elastic.
This pair of underwear is not a lemon! Same brown fabric from Jomar, PR weekend Philly 2010. Yellow elastic.
Dog bone applique. 100% organic cotton t-shirt from the Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2009. I previously made the front of the shirt into panties; this is the back of the shirt. Brown elastic. In this pic the fabric looks pinky; it's beige.
So even though I wrote a summary of PR weekend yesterday it didn't have any pix of what I bought. Here are the 7 fabrics I bought:
This luscious wine colored border stretch cotton print is from Vogue. It's the only piece I haven't washed yet. They had a piece of this fabric draped on the wall to look like a cowl neck dress with the red border as a sash/belt. Gorgeous. Several of us including Jacqui bought it! It was in two colorways: wine and navy.
Here are the other fabrics I bought at various other stores. The only knit is the yellow stripe. I washed and dried it twice and it's already starting to pill. Well, for $2.69 a yard, I should have known. I might still make a pair of underwear with it with the full understanding that they are not going to last long. I should make myself sign an agreement to not get upset when the fabric starts heavily pilling.
Appliques from Vogue; ribbons and pink & white piping from Soutache; black & white piping, and elastic from New Rainbow; pearl trim from Chicago Fabric, Button and Yarn Co.
And the freebies! LOVE the design on the PR bag. Plus it made it easy to carry around purchases during shopping day.
And the other swag:
Very nicely done, vendors!! You've outdone yourselves this year.
I want to sew some clothing soon...I'm thinking it might be an easy skirt to get me back into the land of exterior garment sewing...I have a list of clothing to make based on what people were wearing at the weekend but I don't have most of the patterns yet!