We just finished up our Missouri trip, ending up in KC the same day a lot of you quilting industry people were leaving Quilt Market. Along the way and in KC itself, I managed to stop in a few different shops, and ended up with a fair little haul:
Sew To Speak in Columbus, OH is one of my favorite shops, and I couldn’t keep myself from picking up a few various FQs, including one from the Ghastlie Family Reunion.
I picked up a bunch of fiery batiks and ombre prints for a guild challenge at Love To Sew Boutique in Osage Beach, MO. (Thanks for the early birthday present, Mom!)
Greenview Sew & Vac & Stuff in Greenview/Camdenton, MO doesn’t have much, but I did get a bit of a pinkish linen-look print for $1.50/yd! My favorite Lake of the Ozarks-area fabric shop—Fabrics and Friends—was closed when I went by. Guess I’ll have to wait for our Christmas trip.
I finally got a chance to visit Bon Bon Atelier in Westport (my favorite part of Kansas City, MO). I had to limit myself, but I did end up with the elephants from Pernilla’s Journey in green, and this fabulous horse print that I have no idea what to do with, but fell in love with. I think it might be a home dec fabric, but it will work for quilting.
Finally, we stopped out in Lee’s Summit at Quilter’s Corner. It’s an extremely traditional shop with just a few batiks and novelties, but they have an awesome thread selection. I saw this 12wt Wool that my brain kept telling me I had to buy, but for the life of me I couldn’t remember why, just that I should probably get the dark grey. I almost left without it, but I’m glad I didn’t because now I remember: it’s absolutely vital to Organic Spins! I also grabbed a small spool of Aurifil 50wt neutral because I want to try piecing with it.
Something else joined us on our trip back:
This lady and I have history together. She helped me put together at least 5 formal dresses back in high school (not all mine, but the measurements did fit back then). She’s seen better days, and is a bit out of shape and not as adjustable as she used to be (or, well, doesn’t snap into place like she once did), but she’ll be great at helping with the Steampunk costume over the next few months. Right now, she’s gussied up for that guild challenge I mentioned above (you’ll learn more on June 18).
On the costume front, the corset will not fit both C&K in the boobs. No way in haitch-ee-double-hockey-sticks. Aside from the bust region, it fit them like a glove, though—no other modifications needed. So, I’ll definitely be trimming it down to an underbust.
As for the divided skirt? It works pretty well. Here are a couple of (blurry) photos of K modeling it pinned on (somewhat poorly). It’s obviously too long—it’s easier to shorten than lengthen, after all. From the back, it really does look like a skirt.
Now, it’s time to get back to work on everything!