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I had not heard of that movie until one of my friends said, "You work in that building! How could you not know the movie?!?" And I watched it and laughed quite a bit - those crazy kids! It's one of my favorite buildings too :)
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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"Well I just flew in from the Windy City/The Windy City is mighty pretty/But it ain't got what we got/No sirree!" I just sang that from memory - haha thanks for getting that stuck in my head! Isn't Howard Keel dreamy? *happy sigh* love that movie! I liked dancing on the sidewalk in my dress to keep warm - the tourists thought I was crazy! I'm trying to use up more of my lace collection and I would love to see what you do with yours :) I'm looking forward to your next outfit so much!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks R8chel! I was hoping my fabric and inspiration came through! I'm ready for warmer weather so I can wear it outside again :)
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Debi! It's all because of you - thank you so much!! Your lovely comments made my day :)
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Sue! I cannot wait to wear it warmer weather! I hope the weather is fabulous where you are!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thank you Sarah! I think I'm in love with your Singer skirt - I adore the pockets and the scissors! Also, I saw on your to-do list for this year that you are making a scrap quilt. Can I just say how awesome I think that is? I am completely in awe of anyone who can quilt - I'm so excited to see all of your projects happening this year!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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lol thanks Patricia! I like how we pretend that all of this ghastly rain is really Springtime here - I cannot wait for some sunshine!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Aw, thanks Judy! Your comments always make me feel happy. I can't wait to see the pictures of your dress! I hope you feel better soon so you can get some by the college that inspired you :) Have a great day!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Lisette, you are my new best friend - thank you for sharing this with me! I am going to try this on my next zippered garment :)
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on TSW Contributor: Megan Grandstaff at The Sew Weekly
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Hi Lisette! Thanks for commenting :) I'm not going to lie, it was incredibly tough to go outside when all I wanted to do was snuggle under my covers and watch a movie. You could always do what I did: "Two more photos til coffee..." "One more photo til coffee..." "Time for sweatpants and coffee!" It was a nice little mantra for the afternoon. I would love to see your pictures of your outfits!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Marguerite! I love your mini bloomers you made - I showed the picture to my friends and they all wanted a pair!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Casey! I was a little worried about the adjustments since I don't make many dresses that fit so snugly around my hips. It was definitely an interesting process, but isn't that the case with all of our sewing projects? I absolutely ADORE your purple dress - how fabulous that you can wear it with your shoulders bare or not! The fabric makes me feel like summer is right around the corner :)
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Charlotte! Your comments made me giggle at my desk - heehee! I love the pattern too - I was thinking maybe making the dress again in a yellow plaid for something a little more summery. I guess it's just wishful thinking when I make clothes that I cannot wear in this weather yet! Hope all is going well with you!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Charlotte! I feel like I've gotten to know everyone so much better through these forums and pictures. I loved reading all the responses to the questions the contributors posed last week - hearing about inspirations and goals from so many like minded people really struck a chord with me. Have a fabulous day!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Amanda, come to Chicago and we can have coffee and talk sewing! But come in summer because then it isn't so grey and blech :) Thanks for commenting! I was so excited when I looked out the train window and saw the subway sign - I thought it was a "sign" that it was a successful photo shoot haha!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Omygoodness...it DOES look like a tube of lipstick!! And now, I will think of that whenever I see the building instead of calling it "the 150 North Michigan Avenue building" or "the Adventures in Babysitting building" :) Thanks for all the comments on the dress! I admit, my favorite part of the day was going home and putting on my sweats - silly Chicago winter that lasts forever!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Adey for the lovely comments! I'm so happy with the first and last pictures - I think I may continue to do location shoots like the rest of you wonderful contributors (weather permitting, of course). Your photos always look so polished and fabulous that I tried to emulate that as best I could :)
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Debbie! I have never loved sweatpants as much as I did that day :)
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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haha Michelle! Isn't this winter just awful??? At least I didn't have to fight with 2 feet of snow (so happy about that)! Thanks for the comments on the dress - I'll be happy to wear it when it gets warmer!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Sarah! I am very much looking forward to your post tomorrow!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Jen, of course you can borrow the dress! Just let me know where to send it :) Aren't square necklines the best? I feel like its difficult to find patterns with them so I jumped on this when I saw it! Thanks for all the support too - I really appreciate it!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on The "Windy City" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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Thanks Anne!! Did you make that fantastic turquoise skirt on your blog?? I am in love with those back pleats! And the tutorial on matching plaids is getting bookmarked in my favorites for sure :)
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on TSW Contributor: Megan Grandstaff at The Sew Weekly
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