It's a Big Dill: The World's Largest Handbag!

Call us crazy... but we've decided to break the Guinness Book Record for the World's Largest Handbag! We'll be making our attempt from Sunday, July 9 - Tuesday, July 11 in the North Waiting Room of Philly's 30th Street Station! Why??? 1) To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Career Wardrobe-- a wonderful organization in Philly and 2) because we think it'd be super fun!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Day 3 - The Sticky Hits the Fan

So today was the day that the Pickle team must've been thinking, "What the hell was she thinking?" Yup... it was sticky day.

What is sticky, you might be wondering? It's fusible interfacing-- another part of a Viv Pickle bag that you don't get to see 'cuz it's inside the bag. We apply the interfacing to stabilize our fabrics-- and give it staying power.

We have a lovely fusing machine that helps affix the sticky to the fabric... and for our standard shapes, it works fine... BUT... with a 60" wide strip of fabric... not-so-much. And with FIVE 60" wide strips of fabric that are 17 yards long... DEFINITELY not-so-much.

Under Bumper's direction (he's our mascot-- the cutest dog ever), the Pickles worked diligently for 2 1/2 HOURS -- and were able to get 3 of the 5 strips of done. It was VERY difficult. VERY VERY VERY tough... multiple passes through the machine... and lots of folding and moving in unison. Lots of teamwork-- which the ladies did wonderfully... HOORAY FOR THE PICKLES!

Some other good news: our U-Haul truck is confirmed-- as are our dollies for transporting our sewing machines. We have extension cords, surge protectors, tables and drop cloths ready to go too...

AND, even better news: the new Dunkin Donuts FINALLY opened around the corner from our studio-- and the Pickles are thrilled. I want to keep buying them Munchkins (glazed!!) (and large iced coffees with milk and sugar for Rebecca L.) ... but I worry that they will pelt me with Munchkins if I bring any more of them into the studio!!! (Like any of the girls need to watch what they eat??!!! I am bigger than all of them put together!!!!)

Lisa has made me promise that Friday-- we'll have all hands on deck so we can finish stickying... once we get that done, we'll also be cutting the handle and tie pieces of the bag...

TGIF??? We'll see...

PHOTOS (from top to bottom):
TOP: Katie H. and Beth B. working the sticky machine
MIDDLE: Up close and personal with Katie H. (nice cleavage), KT and Lisa G.
BOTTOM: KT keeping the sticky straight.

2 Comments:

At 12:38 PM, Blogger sheri said...

you are all as crazy as susan (that's a good thing!). I can't believe what's going into this bag... THANK YOU so much for your support. ;-)

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger sharon holsey said...

Sorry I am unable to attend the events. I am presently giving care to My elderly,siclky dad. I had to move to Texas along with my sister in order to assist her in caring for him. Keep the E-mails coming. Iam still trying to access clothing in larger sizes for women in transition.Thank you for so much for keeping me informed. It looks like alot of fun.

 

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