Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 2 in Project Runway Dottie Angel Style

Get Ready, Set, Sew!!!
The Sewing Room...a selection of both Vintage and Modern machines

My Vintage Pillow Case Apron

And, did I mention the Food? OMG, Angela is the Food Goddess!This is just Lunch.

It must have been GReaT, bc I'm showing 2 Food Photos Twice!
LOved our Constant chatting and getting to know each other,    
Slip Dresses Dottie Angel Style

Angela's Kitchen
Day 2 of the Dottie Angel Workshop...

The First day of our actual workshop, I call it Day 2 bc I each day that I was there was a memorable day. Little did we know it but we were going to experience Our Version of Project Runway. On Saturday, our 1st day of creating together, Tif eased us into our projects with her Grannie Vintage Apron project.  Each of us brought vintage (aka "old" for those not in the know) pillow cases, variety of vintage fabrics laces and trims to create with. Our first project took 1/2 the day. The whir of the sewing machines, the cursing (wait, I think that was just me!), and chatter filled the dining room converted to sewing room. We had a lot of sewing machines to choose from brought by various gals to share. At the end, each gal had a Gorgeous One of a Kind Unique Apron that really showed each gals' personality and style. Everyone was overflowing and in creative Full Throttle Overdrive.  What a great way to start the weekend!

After the scrumptious lunch prepared by Angela herself, we started on our 2nd project of Vintage Slip Dresses. Side note: Angela is an Excellent Chef Extraordinaire! Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Dinner...Wow! A treat for the Tummy. She always had something available for us to eat throughout the day. Fresh Fruit, drinks...tea, waters, coffee, wine, things to nibble on, Fresh Delicious Salads, Salmon, Pastas, on and on and on. She was our personal chef for 4 days straight. Yowzah! She made sure that we were Well fed. Now I know how Oprah lives!  **If you want to sign up for Angela's workshops and adventures, see here... Angels Ritchie's ACE Camps.

Our 2nd project for the day was creating these Gorgeous Vintage Slip Dresses. Many gals had already hand dyed their slips. Coming off the high of creating our lovely aprons, now we were creating pretty pretty dresses. The pressure was on. We started feeling like contestants on Project Runway. Clock ticking, Angela won't feed us until we finished our dresses...OMG! Do I want to hand embroider? Want to add more Lace? Want to sew on more buttons? Cut the hem?  At the end of the day, Everyone's slip dresses looked Diva-licious. We were all thrilled with our Dottie Angel handiwork. 

Tif was thee Perfect Hostess with the Mostest. Like Tim Gunn, she went from gal to gal, checking on each of us, helping us with decision making, giving helpful advice, making terrific suggestions. And Always Always gave Positive Encouragement. Talk about the Energizer Bunny. Tif was Tif but with endless seeming energy. Always calm, always motherly, always always Creatively Positive. The Perfect Teacher. 

Next up...the Big Reveal!

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Livy said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

Thanks Livy! So nice to see you. Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) from Hawaii!

Rebekka Seale said...

I am jealous!

robin baron said...

looks like a great party! I wish I could have been there. I guess I'll need to throw a party soon now, I'm so inspired by others!


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