The VPLL 1912 skirt is done, but I'm not going to do a post or a review until the weekend is over.
What weekend, you ask?
Patternreview Weekend, that's what. It's an all-out fabric-and-friend-fest, taking place this Friday, Saturday & Sunday in New York. This will be my fifth weekend (2006 and 2007 in NYC; 2010 in Philadelphia; and 2011 in Chicago), plus many random shopping days and meetups with friends made online who were so immediately familiar that I felt I'd known them for years.
Friday is a free-for-all, fabric shopping in small groups, a tour at Simplicity Patterns and a meetup at the Met for the Schiaparelli/Prada exhibit, which is already one of the highlights of my weekend and it hasn't happened yet. (I haven't yet recovered completely from the Alexander McQueen exhibit; if Schiaparelli leaves similar mental scars, I will be very happy).
Saturday is workshop day, including a morning spent with Kenneth King and an afternoon with Diana Rupp and Jill Ralston from Fabulous Fit Dressforms, plus a pattern exchange and a group dinner that evening.
I'm tired just thinking about it, but I also know I'm going to come back energized, inspired and, yes, tired. But with a load more fabric and some new friends too.
Photos, since you can't see the skirt yet: my front yard roses trying to take over the block. My next door neighbor (with the concrete front yard) is only too happy that my rose is trying to eat her front porch.
Back soon with stories, photos and fabric.