Friday, November 10, 2006

Day Two - Original Sewing and Quilting Expo

Day two is over...only one more day of the expo. There were many more people attending today and that always brings the excitement level up a few notches.

Cheryl had her free fashion show at 10:30 a.m. and while we were gathering clothing and accessories to bring to the stage we met Mary. Mary was one of the many customers browsing in the booth just minding her own business. However, she was wearing a beautiful pink embellished tee that just happened to match perfectly with the pink skirt that was headed for the fashion show! And just like that, we had a model named Mary. Okay, we may have been just a teensy tiny little bit too enthusiastic about asking her to join us, but hey, it was morning and we did have quite a bit of caffeine in us. Anyway, Mary was fantastic - she worked that runway like she'd been modeling her whole life. Thanks Mary!

Near the end of the day I had an opportunity to browse a few more vendor booths. Still not as many for garment sewers as I would have preferred, but the show wasn't put together only for me was it?

I did have a chance to test the Pfaff 2056 that I've been eyeing....the dealer has a special expo price of $2199 for the machine. Its quite a savings off of their retail price, which makes it look like a really good deal. The problem is that I don't know if the retail price is a competitive price to begin with, you what I mean?

I will say that I loved the IDT feature on the Pfaff and I especially like the buttonholes that baby can make. I'm bringing a variety of my own fabrics with me tomorrow to do more testing on the machine.

Oh, and look at this great vintage pattern I found in in one of the vendor booths. Its a Simplicity pattern, number 3509, from 1951. I love the striped version!

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