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.
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.
Anyway, 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.
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!