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Maker Faire

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Sunday we went to the Maker Faire. I always feel bad that I don't enjoy Maker Faire more. I sew, I do crafty and DIY stuff - I'm just their audience. But there's so much *stuff* there, so many people and options I feel like I'm always running around, just getting the surface level of things and not learning anything substantive.

Decades of Style were there, and I would have bought one or two of their newish patterns, but the area where their table was was just insanely crowded with people. It's neat to see their sample garments; their envelope illustrations are so vintage-y that it's sometimes hard to imagine them made up for the modern wardrobe. I was struck particularly by the Lily Jacket, which was lovely with a cool back seaming detail, made in a rayon-y drapey fabric, and would be really nice as a topper over a summer dress.
  • Shoot. I should read your blog more than once a year. I'm sorry we missed you at MakerFaire. If you aren't going to PatternReview's BABES this weekend, DoS will be at ASG in Walnut Creek. I'll be at BABES.

    Here's the announcement;
    Decades of Style Trunk Show @ Walnut Creek ASG Chapter Meeting

    Walnut Creek / East Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild Invites you to attend.

    When: Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 9:30 am – 2:00 PM
    Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 4349 Cowell Ranch Road, Concord
    What: Decades of Style Trunk Show
    Cost: $10 members/$20 non-members
    Contact: Julianne Bramson
    Phone: 925-640-2459
    E-mail: walnutcreek@asg.org
    URL: http://www.asgwalnutcreek.org/

    Do you love vintage patterns? Decades of Style REALLY loves vintage patterns. Their goal is to take the beautiful and amazing clothing designs from 1900 through 1959 (with a main focus on 1920 through 1959) and make these patterns available to anyone. They have patterns that are SOOOO beautiful they are going to make you tremble! These patterns are too good to stay discontinued and we are going to fix that!

    They offer high-quality reproductions of the original sewing patterns and have 9 sizes available in every style from bust size 30″ up through bust size 46″! Select styles are available in 12 sizes. The original patterns are faithfully reproduced so you will have the opportunity to make these breath taking garments!

    Oaktrees (aka Neefer)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMzgVshG6CI
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