Sewing Summit Take Over by Sew a Straight Line

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Hey, Rae Gun Ramblings fans!  I’m Sabra from Sew a Straight Line and I’m a stalker.  Not a very good stalker, but hey! This was my first time and Marissa was my first stalkee.  Lemme explain.

Last weekend was Sewing Summit, a conference held in Salt Lake City for sewing people of all types.  Marissa, me, and a bunch of other super fun girls going to the conference, got together via the interwebz and decided it would be fun to partner up and follow each other around, documenting the others’ experiences.  Marissa got stuck with me as a follower.  I don’t know how she felt about it, but I was super excited.  I had hung out with Marissa this past spring during Fabric Weekend 2013 and fell in love with the girl there.  Marissa is sweet, funny, clever, and genuine.  She is the girl you want to hang out with and stay up late with, laughing, talking, and eating the best junk food.  Marissa is good people.

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And she’s crazy talented.

Both Friday and Saturday of the conference, Marissa showed up in handmade dresses.  But I only knew they were handmade because I follow her on Instagram and on her blog.  The dresses look amazing in person.  First, the green one, the one she calls The Princess in Another Castle Dress.  It’s kind of adorable.  And I’m pretty sure I was with her when she bought this fabric during Fabric Weekend.  SAS, Marissa? (Marissa – Yup) And then the dress she wore the second day, her All the Stories Dress.  Incredible.  I love how seamlessly (sewing pun. ha!) she works literary references into her designs.   Talent.

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But sometimes she stands on the furniture.

And here is where I explain why I’m a horrible stalker.  I got very few pictures of Marissa during the weekend.  And it was my *job*!  But we were just having too much fun and learning too many awesome things for me to think about taking out my camera.  Thankfully, I did get a few.

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Like this one of Marissa being a better stalker than me.  This was after a blogging class we took together with Bernina.  Marissa and I were in a couple blog-geared classes together.  Marissa also took a few creative sewing-related classes.  She’s already shared her Polo Refashion and the blouse she sewed in the classes at Sewing Summit.  She also took a fabric printing class.  I took the same class on a different day.  And guess what?  We were both horrible at it!!  Well, at the carving  the stamps part anyway.  Twins!  I’ve also heard that Marissa attended an inspirational Creative Journey lecture with Susan Petersen (Freshly Picked) and Leanne Barlow that she loved.

All in all, I think Marissa had a great time at Summit.  I mean look at how excited she looks here:

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I loved being with Marissa at the conference and my only regret is that I didn’t get more pictures of and more information on her to share with all of you. She and I actually live fairly close to each other, which means that if I apply myself, I should be able to really hone my stalking skills and find out even more juicy dirt on this book-reading, adorable-clothing-sewing, good-food-eating  woman.  How creepy exciting is that?!

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Thanks for letting me tag along with you  last weekend, Marissa.  You are amazing and beautiful and so much fun!  Can’t wait to see you again!


And be sure to check out some of our other blogger friends who have taken over each others’ blogs!
Marissa of Rae Gun Ramblings writes about Melissa of Melly Sews
Jessica of Running with Scissors writes about Jen of I Candy Handmade
Melissa of Melly Sews writes about Justine of Sew Country Chick 
Caila of Caila Made writes about Veronica of Sew Very
Veronica of Sew Very writes about Jessica of Running with Scissors
Justine of Sew Country Chick writes about Caila of Caila Made
Jen of I Candy Handmade writes about Sabra of Sew a Straight Line



  1. Totally giggled through that post. Miss you and I think I want Sabra to stalk me next time.

  2. Such a darling post! It looks like you girls had a great time!

  3. I love this! How fun that you guys got to “stalk” each other, and with a reason. Too bad I “stalk” you and wasn’t told to!!! hehe

  4. So funny!I love Sabra’s sense of humor!

  5. Hey!!! Loved this recap! I loved loved getting to know you. You are so sweet Marissa! I had a really good time at dinner and in our polo shirt class with you. Thanks for inviting me along with your fun group of friends! You are all SO sweet!!! xoxo


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