What a fun weekend in Los Angeles

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If I could time travel back to last weekend I would. It all started on Saturday morning at 8:30 when Qui and her sister/my good friend, Jessi, picked me up. We drove three hours to our first destination in Los Angeles, Mood. It was my first time to the new location, as they had just moved a little less than two weeks ago.

The new location is so much more spacious!

I would also like to note that we had the BEST customer service while we were here. I was very impressed!

a peach punch cocktail, yum!

After falling in love with Mood shopping at Mood we checked in to our hotel and had a nice cocktail with our lunches! We walked the 0.8 miles to the garment district, but did not have much luck. Qui was hoping to score some treasures at the Michael Levine loft, but it was an "off" day and the fabric selection wasn't the best. We walked back to the hotel, hung out, went to dinner, and then watched the movie Ted.

 Sunday afternoon was the big afternoon, party time for Gertie!

 Myself, Qui, and Jessi.

 Me and the guest of honor, Gertie! Everyone that meets her always comments on how sweet she is and I couldn't agree more. I was nervous meeting her, about as nervous as when I met Sarai in Oakland (when I started babbling and saying weird things and then sweating because I knew I was saying weird things and then my bangs stuck to my forehead). Gertie was so friendly to everyone and seems like such a down to earth girl. I want to hang out with her again!

The beautiful dresses on display from her book.

The girls at Sew LA know how to do appetizers! I'm still thinking about the cheeseball that Christine made. I think I had three helpings! I wanted more, but didn't want to torture Qui and Jessi on the car ride home with my killer breath haha.

Christine and I. It was so nice to see her again, she makes me laugh! It was also great meeting so many other bloggers that were SO friendly, sweet, and talkative. I walked away with some new friends for sure.

My fabric treasures! The three on the left are from mood and the green on the right is from the Michael Levine loft. Christine was sweet enough to give me a Peter Pan Collar pattern that she designed (I am SO happy about this!) and some adorable vintage buttons.

Yes, typing this out confirmed the fact that I would like to time travel back to Saturday :)

39 comments :

  1. jealous! i've been watching that event get advertised, but it was too far away :( maybe gertie will travel up to the north coast!

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    1. I wish she would, I would love to make another trip up north ;)

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  2. This looks like a super fun weekend :)

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  3. Oh man I wish I was there with you ladies!!! You west coast gals have all the fun :) You look adorable, as always, and I love that dress you're wearing! What pattern is that one? (The fabric is awesome) I can't wait to see what you sew up with the new fabrics, too! xo

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    1. I really really wish you were there too, Rochelle!!!

      It's a new dress I made. I'm going to post about it soon :)

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  4. What a marvelous weekend!!! I'm excited to see your made Peter Pan collar :) Love all the pictures you included, especially the one of you and Gertie - fantastic!

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  5. I am so jealous of everyone that was here:) Seen so many post from people saying how lovely it was:)

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    1. After going to Sew LA I know that I want to go to all of their parties from now on. They are a fun group of ladies!

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  6. Mood looks wonderful - hopefully I will get there when I visit later in the year! I wish I had places like that close to me.

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    1. Me too! Well closer at least. Mood is three hours away from me :(

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  7. I'd be smiling from ear to ear too after such a fun trip too.
    Where's the envy icon??

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  8. Fun weekend indeed!! And again your hair looks so pretty! Also I'm interested in hiring you to make me a Peter Pan collar :)

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    1. Thanks, Noelle! I will make you one, but only if you don't pay me :) Let me know what fabric you have in mind and I'll do it!

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  9. I'm bummed I missed out! Looks like you had a fabulous time! And Mood looks like it's amazing. The fabric you picked up is really pretty. I have got to get myself to LA, like right now!! :)

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  10. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I think the part I'm most jealous of are your friends who share your love for sewing! Lucky duck :-)

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    1. It's fun hanging out with fellow sewing bloggers :)

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  11. Wow. That does look like a fun weekend! So jealous. Oh and I did the same thing when I met Sarai up here in Seattle (babbled and said weird things). Glad to hear I wasn't the only one! She is probably used to it by now ;)

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    1. My friends husband said it was "sew fun." :)

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  13. You've met Gertie and Sarai now... jealous! Hee hee. Sounds like such a fun time!

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  14. How FUN! Can't wait to see your Peter Pan collar!

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    1. I want to do a sew day with some girlfriends and make some!

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  15. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

    http://mevamarie.blogspot.com/

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  16. So jealous of your fabric excursion! I want some too!! I especially love the Micheal Levine fabric!
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check it out here:
    http://dinosaurgirlfashion.blogspot.co.il/2013/01/and-golden-globes-goes-to.html

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  17. Hey, so glad you could make it to our new LA store location! Hope to see you there again. —Meg

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    1. Meg, I would probably move in if you would let me hahaah :) I was seriously impressed with the new space, but mostly impressed with the customer service. The staff was amazing! I can't remember any names, but everyone went above and beyond!

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  18. Sorry I didn't get to meet you, I was at the party! Gretchen is so sweet I agree, and SewLA really knows how to throw a party!

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  19. After seeing this I definitely need to get Gertie's book. Those dresses are adorable.

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