Meetup Mania 2.0: I Double Dog Dare Ya

So you’ve all seen this #sewingdares nonsense swooping around the internets, yes?  Blame Gillian– it’s alllllll her fault.  Well, in my hubris, I dared Oona to finally sew a shirt for Ruggy, which naturally led to me accepting a dare from her.  THIS MADWOMAN DARED ME TO LET HER CHOOSE THE FABRIC FOR MY NEXT MOOD SEWING NETWORK PROJECT.  Obviously, I don’t back down from a dare, so we set a date and headed to Mood this weekend to decide my fate.  But shopping is WAY more fun in a group, so the ridiculously cool Suzanne, Wanett, and Peter joined in on the madness.

Suzanne, moi, Wanett, Peter, and Oona yukking it up (photo by… someone else who knows how to use the self-timer on their camera)

As you can see, we had a great time!

Does Wanett not OWN the color yellow??

We tore through the store laughing, shrieking, and petting bolt after bolt of fabric.  I think we terrified all the poor Mood employees!  (Thanks for all your help, Kendrell and Eric!)

No, girl, YOU totally look prettier!

Oh, and we took LOTS of pictures.  After much deliberation, a fabric selection was made (and I’m only a little terrified).  I’ll reveal the project next month– hold your breath and WAIT ANXIOUSLY.

Peter’s a summer, def.

After Mood, we popped a squat, had a bite to eat, and chatted for AGES.  Friends, I don’t want to make you even more jealous, but these folks are smart, cool, interesting, and FUNNY.  I’m so grateful to have met such a great group of peeps.

To summarize: A) it was the best day EVER.  B) I’m a little scared to make the Oona Dress of Doom And/Or Destiny.  PRAY FOR ME.  C) If you’re ever in NYC, for the love of all that’s holy, schedule a meetup, dood!

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  1. You are just trying to make me jealous, right?! Is this how you get back at me for making you jealous over all the patterns I’m sewing?! Ahhh!!

    All I’m sayin is, I think I should be in the middle of this. Let us recreate the moment in March, please and thank you :)

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  3. You guys look like you had so much fun, but oh my god just looking at those pictures of all those rolls of fabric have me hyperventilating. How can you even choose something with so much choice! Good luck with the dress and I hope you’ll have some Oona photo styling with it as well.

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  4. Wow, super jealous here – you guys look like you had a blast!! I’d love to do a blogger meetup in NYC one weekend, it’s just a few hours away from me. Heck, I was there this weekend and stocked up on oodles of fabric!

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  5. I’m all jealous of you people with your nearby selection of amazing fabrics and ability to meet up! Looks like a fun time. And I am SO curious to see what Oona picked for you!

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  6. That looks so much fun. Like the sewing equivalent of a playdate. Can’t wait to see the chosen fabric and what you make of it :)

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  7. I’m positively green with envy that you get to live in NYC and go to the garment district with such cool people! I’m determined to make it to Mood in person one of these days, and when I do I’d love to shop with you. You have such great style – I love all of your creations!

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  8. Looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! I’m coming fabric shopping with you guys next time I’m in NYC. Not that I’ve ever been there…Sydney, Australia is just a little out of the way… :)

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  9. What a marvelous time!! I am SO EXCITED to see your fabric from Oona for the dress of doom/wonder! Also, I will be in your neck of the woods in two months – and I hope to seeeeee yoooooouuuuuu!!!

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