Saturday, May 30, 2009

Meeting Cidell

Kristy, Cidell and me waiting for the fashion show to start

On Saturday I got to meet fabulous Cidell. We got together to attend the fashion show for Sew Me What You've Got at Ikea, Baltimore. Cidell was everything I expected her to be fun, warm and more beautiful in person. Her friend Kristy also joined us, she likes to knit, quilt and used to make all her clothes so that you can imagine all three of us had plenty to talk about during lunch, we actually had to hurry not to miss the show.

I thought the show was great, the models were all different body types and the Ikea fabrics which they all had to use were very colorful and modern. I was surprised that some of the construction and finishing was a little sloppy (like you could see where the machine hem stitching started and ended and invisible zippers were not invisible), I don't know how long they had to complete the garments but I'm sure it wasn't a Project Runway/Fashion Show situation. If you would like to vote you can do so at the link above they even have great photographs of all entries.

Anyways here are some of the pictures I took.

This one I loved the exhuberance of the model with such a fun dress.

The yellow band had was all pleated

I like how the designer used the design on the fabric to form the petal like skirt

A regular shirt in a cool fabric on a good looking guy ;-)

I like that the designer combined fabrics with little ruffle details and a fun flirty skirt.

Loved the grey fabric and the pink piping

This fabric was fabulous and it turned a simple dress into an attention getter.

After the show we headed to the fabric area (of course) where Cidell bought a very cool fabric, go check it out on her blog where you'll also get her impressions of the show. I also got to see her doing her happy dance when she talked about her new Featherweight, which I got to see stuffed in the front passenger seat of her car.

What a great time I had! Meeting Cidell was a pleasure and I hope we get together again soon!


  1. I already told Cidell I was jealous of the two of you getting to meet up. You all look like you're enjoying yourselves - wish I could have been there.

  2. I'm glad you had such a great time!

  3. great pics. looked like fun and i'm sorry i missed it. can i use some of the model pictures in a blog post and on facebook? i'll give you credit for it. thanks!

  4. Fun! I'll have to try to make it next year.

  5. looks like great fun. Did they make you walk through the entire Ikea store to get to where the fashion show was? That drives me nuts about Ikea, but they do have interesting fabrics.


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