I blame Lindsay T
Darn that Lindsay T and her post about sequin dresses for the holiday season. I had sequins on the brain on Saturday. But first, let me backtrack a bit.
This past weekend I had the distinct honor and pleasure of hosting a certain Susie Riley in my home. As some of you know, being fellow bloggers yourselves, we often have the unique experience of forming friendships on line with people who live all over the globe and sometimes we actually get to meet them IRL (in real life). My first such experience was meeting Patti Digh, whose blog 37 Days I have read for several years. She’s a writer/essayist. My next IRL meet up was with Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic fame. Of course, as time went on and I blogged more and became friends with people on FaceBook, these meetings became less of a rarity and more commonplace, but nonetheless super awesome. Talking to people who
are obsessive-compulsive about the same things you are love the same things you do is always a guaranteed awesome time. To make a long story long. I am friends with Patti on FaceBook. Susie Riley is friends with Patti too and a writer to boot. Well, after co-commenting on Patti’s hilarious status updates for over a year, Susie and I friended each other on FaceBook too. Susie is hilarious. She runs several blogs, one of which is Susie On A Stick where she asks people to print pictures of herself, tape them to a stick, then to take “Susie” all over the world and take pictures of her in foreign settings. I took “Susie” with me to England this summer and it was a hoot. “Susie” even went to a bear club in London because that’s just how I roll (I’ll leave it up to you to research what a bear club is).
Anyway, to get to the point, I mean stick, Susie and I have been virtual friends for about a year now. I kept
harassing inviting her to come down and visit me. I mean, what could be more fun than meeting Susie on a Stick IRL??? Well, she finally called my bluff and bought train tix to NYC. The moment she walked in my door, I knew it was fate. The world grew a bit smaller that moment. I know she and I must share some of the same DNA — we must! We had a blast this weekend. We stayed up way too late each night, drinking wine and margaritas (not at the same time, but possibly successively) and talking for hours and hours. Truth be told, I probably did most of the talking (I am an ex-singer after all). But Susie is a great listener, so I am going to blame her for my domination of the entire conversation.
When I asked Susie what she wanted to do in NYC while she was here, she said she wanted me to take her to the garment district. Wow, that was music to my ears. So I took her to Mood. We both bought the same stripey knit. I have no idea what I’m going to make with it, but I loved it as soon as Susie found it.
Then we traipsed off to AK Fabrics. But we both didn’t find anything we fancied there. However, when we arrived at Paron’s, I hit the motherload. I found a gorgeous black and white silk charmeuse in the 50% off room which would make a gorgeous peasant blouse.
And then that’s when I saw IT. I just happened upon a bolt of sequinned fabric that was just too gorgeous for words. The sequins are applied in a haphazard fashion, but densely. I won’t need to use a lining with this fabric for modesty. The color was gorgeous. The fabric has a slight stretch to it. In every way it’s PERFECT. I’m thinking a simple, fitted t-shirt dress pattern so that the fabric takes center stage. I. LOVE. IT.
It ticks every box for me.
- It’s a gorgeous color
- It’s kind of like a print with the sequin pattern
- It’s sparkly; I love me some bling.
Are you jealous? Don’t be, I paid a lot of money for it. You can be thankful though that I saved you from spending your hard earned money though because there’s none left. I took the last 2.5 yards of it. Read it and weep my friends.
And Susie, my door is always open to you! Thanks for such a fun weekend. 🙂