Friday, January 28, 2011

Pizza & Sass

Yesterday me and my friend Amber went to the fabric store. Not just any fabric store... THE fabric store. This store, called SAS, in Tempe, AZ is like a warehouse of fabric, ribbon, and any little doodads you could possibly want for a sewing project. For cheaper than other stores.
Here is where we go when we want to make costumes.

I hadn't planned on going to the Renaissance Festival this year.
I won't waste my time in telling you how much I wish I was still carrying out my original plans.
Too late. Already told you.
Oh well.
But the Renaissance Festival is coming up. And since I don't have any other plans, I'm going to go.
Yes, I'm one of "those" people. Those people who like to dress up and walk around a fake marketplace with a fake accent and play princess for a day. Call it crazy, call it getting in touch with my inner child, call it whatever you want.
I just call it FUN. Here's a post of last year's Renaissance Festival.

So anyway, me and the lovely Amber went to buy fabric for this year's costumes (cuz you can't wear last years... it's like the Oscars. You have to have a different dress! Plus I have the time to sew a new one. I need a project.)

Here's some highlights:

Amber with the many, many bolts of satin fabric for only 2.99/yard.

 Here's the fabric I chose. A lovely sea green with BEAUTIFUL accent fabric.
Amber got an absolutely gorgeous and very regal color of purple.

 After SAS, we went for our traditional slice of pizza from Slices at Tempe Market Place. The giant salad you see in our hands is actually the chicken caesar pizza. Oh. my. yumminess.


 MMMM!!! Love this pizza.

Fun day. Can't wait to show you the finished product of our costumes!


Heather said...

Girl! You sew your own renaissance dress??!! You are amazing. Can't wait to see it. Good for you for enjoying something crazy fun. I haven't been since 6th grade...

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh that sounds like SO much fun. I would totally do it..and your fabric is great. YOu'll have to post pictures.

Saimi said...
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Saimi said...

Wowsie girl what a fun day!! And I'm loving that fabric store, oh how I love to buy fabric, it goes right along with my love for quilting!!!

Happy sewing!!!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see the pictures! Go and have a great time "my lady" Did they say that?

What I Did Today said...

I went to something like this once, only on a much smaller scale and it was a blast! I loooooooooooove your dress from last year and can't wait to see what you come up with this year. So wish I could go with.

Chess said...

Hahaha, I chuckle. I'd like to see the finished product, but you'll never catch me at a Renaissance Festival. I almost died in my medieval lit class, and though I know they're not the same thing... it's way too close for comfort. They have a Princess Festival in Lindon, UT. I hear it's magical. :-)

Jessica said...

OH MY GOSH! Ok, when I get my sewing machine fixed we are so planning a trip! :)

Regina said...

I very much like "those people who dress up and walk around faked marketplaces" - I´m one of them. Although we quite do not have such Renaissance Festivals in Germany: Somes cities have renaissance music festivals where some people dress up..... We have many many many medieval festivals in Germany and I love to dress up..........

The pizza looks extremely great! What a wonderful and healthy idea to have so much salad on it!

Dearest greetings from Cologne/Germany

Marilyn said...

For those of you reading this-Amy is AMAZING! She can make a renaissance dress WITHOUT A PATTERN! I have been sewing for years but I don't come close to her natural abilities.