Sunday, September 23, 2012

Colette Patterns: Fall 2012 Launch Party

While ridiculous, it is generally with a bit of trepidation that I walk into these blogger meet-ups.  I suppose I feel the same way about any gathering where I may not know anyone in attendance.  It feels a bit like the first day of school or a new job.  Will I be able to join a group of people already chatting without feeling like an unwelcome outsider?

But it took only minutes before I spotted Amy and Meg in the crowd!  Friendly AND familiar faces!  It was a BurdaStyle launch party reunion!

This time around I came a bit more prepared and jotted down a few new names and blogs.  Daiyami and I are fellow dress and skirt enthusiasts and appreciate a great pair of tights and Tracey looked amazing in her perfect shade of green Sencha.  I also met Romy, Ali, Elisabeth, and Jilly (who recognized the origin of my latest creation - more on that later . . .).

Daiyami, me, Leah, and Amy 

One thing is for certain:  this group of online sewing fanatics enthusiasts is a wonderful bunch!

People could be heard chatting about Sarai’s creations all evening long as if they have their own personalities, and of course, they do.  Patterns with proper names become old friends, and “my Meringue” is infinitely more chic than “my 8358”!

A Verb for Keeping Warm

I have even learned about a new yarn haunt - A Verb for Keeping Warm is a fantastic little shop, complete with an adorable dachshund named Cleopatra and a bunny with an equally excellent name, although it has slipped my mind for the moment.  Just up the road is the amazing Lacis, but I might never have found this store if not for Colette Patterns.

And to top off spending a lovely evening with kindred spirits, I won the raffle giveaway!  Now I just need to find the perfect fabric for my new Anise jacket.  (The store quickly sold out of both new patterns, so it looks like they are a huge hit and I cannot wait to see everyone’s new Fall wardrobes!)

Thank you Colette Patterns and A Verb for Keeping Warm for hosting a fantastic evening!

A new pattern to keep me busy!


  1. What fun -- and what a gorgeous blouse you're wearing!

  2. So nice to meet you! I'm still geeking out on your gorgeous fabric-covered buttons; I can never get those little suckers to work for me.

  3. Looks like a wonderful event - love (and I really do mean, love!) the stunning rose print blouse you're sporting.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. It was so delightful to meet you in person - next time I'll remember the notebook to jot down everyone's names & blogs as well!