Thursday, October 14, 2010

Victorian Steampunk - that dress

Well the winners are up from Pacific International Quilt Festival.  One of my friends in the US has sent some pictures through. I am thrilled with my blue ribbon, it is a slightly odd award. It's best Amateur Entry, What's odd is being an amateur, but in fashion and dress making I am by their rules and my profession so there you are. It still feels strange though, it's been a while since I entered any show as an amature, but then this is the first time I have entered a garment let alone three pieces.

I have spotted that the train isn't on quite right and I am hoping I cn get word back to the show so that by the time most of the people see it it will be correct. I am touched that they have taken care to protect the train fron the floor, it's a nice touch that they might not have bothered with and that sort of care does speak very well of them.


I had hoped to have time to write a description of how the dress came together before the show but I just haven't had time. I will try and get it up Sunday as that is the next day I have time at home, so please check back then if you would like to know more about it.

I've also heard a rumour that both Tet and I are in British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine this month. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but it sounds like I need to. I think this will also be the issue where you can send off for a DVD of hilights of the Festival including coverage of the fashion show and the dueling longarms.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

Congratulations. I will be going to the show on Saturday and I look forward to seeing this in real life.

Sharon said...

Congratulations, it's too far away for me to visit this show, but my friend has a piece in the Pictorial catagory. I'm hoping she wins a ribbon too!

Susan Briscoe said...

Congratulations Ferret - well-deserved win!

Borderline Quilter said...

Well Done Ferret!

Is there anything you can't do?

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Ferret said...

Yes, I can't spell :)There are lot's of things I can't do, but there are a few I can too :)