Wednesday, August 28, 2013

in which the power of instagram is explained


well howdy y'all!! i am indeed back from dallas, where i got to hang with this absolutely delicious trio of ladies. from left to right: moonthirty (who just leveled up), miss lulu sews (who does not understand the validity of instagram, bad miss lulu) and dixie diy (who's embarking on a wedding dress!).  they came to see me in my other life, which thrilled me to no end...and also made me nervous, surprisingly! i thought i only got butterflies for ruggy, but throw a few sewists in the audience and whaddayaknow. we enjoyed brinner together after the show (i had pancakes in a blanket) and these goodgood friends made me yearn for my NYC gang like mad.  the camaraderie, the common love, the shared part of this very solitary craft, it's great to be so fortunate to have it in real life as well as virtual.


that brings me to a meetup of another kind going on this week.  the sisters-in-cocktails you see above have all banded together with a common goal: silk annas for our august MSN makes. 

why did we decide to tackle this self-imposed mini challenge?  you may put the blame squarely on the dreamy filtered shoulders of instagram. an instameet, if you will. if you're not on it, (coughmisslulucough) i highly recommend it for all manner of debauchery.  to wit:


the snap that started it all was this shot of by hand london's newest smash hit pattern resting upon this silk print. sonja realized we were pattern twins, and i immediately suggested a battle royale.  naturally. lladybird lauren wanted in on the action, and let's face it, MORE PEOPLE IN THE CAGE MATCH EQUALS MORE FUN.


of course, the fourth wrestler in this throwdown is the silk itself.  my opponent, currently beating me about the head and neck, is the metallic silk chiffon instagrammed above.  yesterday, lauren won brilliantly against her thakoon silk charmeuse... and bear witness to sonja's supreme success today, I DROOL.  my match will round out the three at the end of the week, god, yoda, yahweh and the surprise DIY renovation of our bathroom willing...

yeah, i haven't truly showered since august 19th.

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  1. I can not wait to see the throw down of these silk Annas! You guys are making me want to jump on the bandwagon! Loving the prints!!

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    1. my throw down is seriously throwing me down!!!!

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  2. I am loving all the dresses and I think it is a great idea. The two dresses are gorgeous and I cannot wait to see your version.

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    1. me neither. but i would keep my eyes on lauren's & sonja's. so much pretty...

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  3. I cannot wait to see what you come up with! I'm most intrigued by the metal chain bit.

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    1. that was a street fair find, the perfect accessory if i ever finish!!!

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  4. I'm so excited to see your dress! I know it's going to be fabulous! And dude, how fun does that group of Texans look?! Although I'll have you know that Miss Moonthirty fabric-enabled me in a SERIOUS way, as in, I just opened up a box of amazing wax print fabric from HOLLAND that I hold her fully responsible for. So WATCH OUT! ;)

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    1. Aaaah you got yours already?? I'm totally stalking the mailbox. And whatever to all of you who got me hooked on Mood and their damn 20% off sale today I can't even talk about it...

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    2. Alright, alright, it's mutually-assured destruction! Yes-- the box came last night!!! I couldn't believe it!

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    3. YEAH FABRIC ENABLING AT ITS BEST!!

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  5. The NY sewing crew missed you right back!!! Can't wait to see the third Anna!!

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    1. we have GOT to get a maxi party together.

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  6. Welcome home, lady! What a fun project, and meet up!

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  7. I love seeing your smiling faces all together! I wonder if the restaurant staff know they were in the company of sewing blog royalty?

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    1. we got some strange looks from the extremely quiet table next to us. our server was entertained. at one point he felt the need to tell me the yogurt in my dish would not be fat free.

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  8. oooooo yes! and is that Peter in the reflection snapping the photo? but Cathy won't be getting one of these? I can't imagine anyone being there and NOT jumping in the cage!

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    1. yes indeed! ah, if peter, or cathy, were on instagram, just think of the foursome. more reason to instagram :)

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  9. I'm so glad we got to do this -- so much fun! Love that y'all did the trio-of-silk-Annas. Make that silk your bitch, yo! Oh, and hope you get a proper shower soon, HA!

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    1. I HAD A SHOWER YESTERDAY!!!!! a very, very careful shower, basically wrapped in plastic.

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  10. Aw... so lovely to meet up with crafty ladies IRL. Wish I could come meet you all too! x

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  11. Ha! Good one. I actually joined the day after we met as per the Bossy agreement:) It was so good to meet you and to watch you perform was such a treat. Can't wait to see your Anna. That chiffon is gonna float!

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    1. but you must most pictures now, yes? bossbossbossboss.

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  12. we've missed you too!! :-) but let's not let anne spill wine on me next time, 'k?

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    1. i'm so sad i missed that. anne and i could have wreaked all kinds of havoc on that table.

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  13. Can't wait to see it when it is done!

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    1. me neither. can you come over and help me finish?

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  14. Hey, mucho luck for your newest sewing challenge - I'm sure you'll do very well indeed!
    Sorry to hear about the surprise bathroom renovation - isn't that just like bathrooms? Sneaky things! *lol*

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    1. I NEED IT! in both areas. by the way, a card is on its way to you :)))

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