Monday, June 19, 2006

Renegades

We hit the Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday, and I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah from The Small Object as well as Diana of make workshop. I was a little too shy to introduce myself to some of the other vendors like Aimee of Sew Betsy Ross and the people from Reprodepot, who were selling fabric remnants and things. One of my favorite new finds was Marcie McGoldrick, who had adorable ceramic dishes and disc earrings for sale. Her booth was jammed, but I hope her website goes up soon because I'm still thinking about how cute those earrings were.

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I must be getting old. That whole hipster DIY rough-around-the-edges Williamsburg (Brooklyn) aesthetic just doesn't appeal to me. Thank goodness many of the vendors (see above) don't subscribe to that look, but there were plenty who did.

DSC_0030Anyway, speaking of hipsters, here's our little hipster in her new dress. You didn't think I forgot about it, did you? View number 3 won the most votes, so your wish is my command. I'm happy with the changes and with the yellow piping (is it called piping when it's flat?) at the seams. This time I also cut a separate piece of fabric for the hem. It contours to the same shape as the skirt hem and made finishing the dress a breeze, especially with all the layers of fabric at the piped seams.

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My friend Jim gave me a bunch of vintage buttons a while ago (he works at Housing Works during the weekends and finds great stuff there) and I found these two matching yellow ones in the bunch. Perfect!

16 comments:

  1. The dress, I think, is a success. :0)

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  2. She's so gorgeous! As is the dress.

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  3. I was at Renegade too, and was too shy and too crazy trying to watch my kids to introduce myself to blog people in real life. I snatched up 2 pounds of fabric from Repro, talked to Sara and bought a pattern from Aimee and had a good time all in all. Although I know what you mean about the hipster thing. Everyone looked the same.

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  4. The dress is lovely and the yellow piping sets off the blue fabric so well. Your model is adorable too.

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  5. What a stylish little sweetie pie. I love the dress and the sandals.

    Good work, mama!

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  6. Great dress! It is just adorable, as is your model!

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  7. She looks absolutly adorable!!!!

    so so sweet!

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  8. completely adorable!!!

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  9. So completely adorable ... and that dress is pretty darn cute too *smile*

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  10. Yeah, have to agree with you about a lot of the hipster Williamsburg-y stuff. A little too in-your-face for me.

    I loved Marcie McGoldrick's stuff so much too--I admired them last year but didn't buy, and this year came away with 2 necklaces. they make me very happy.

    Beautiful dress on the little one. I love love the shape of it. and the yellow accents.

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  11. that dress is 100% concentrated cute! As is the wearer. :-)

    Wish I had been around for the fair! Fabric from retrodepot is not to be sneezed at.

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  12. The dress turned out so cute it just sings summer to me! Although I don't know what you mean about the hipster thing (is it like bohemian?) you shouldn't feel "old". I think when you have kids you have to pare way back and streamline everything because there's so little time for self-indulgence.

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  13. That dress is beautiful!

    I just posted a picture of my scallop back skirt on my blog that you are welcome to use in any kind of scallop gallery! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  14. the dress looks great! i went to the bust craft fair and had the same feeling. I wanted to go check out renegade, but I wasn't digging the trip to brooklyn. (that and my rejection from the club, heehee) :)

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  16. Well, the dress is great...but I personally think it is the vintage buttons that really pull the whole thing together! And, of course, your fit model is sheer perfection!

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