NOTE: I got the fabric for the dress at the very awesome Selvedge Studio in Missoula, MT.
Finally finally my dress is finished! El fin. Today was the debut, and coworkers seemed to like it and also knew that I made it. This either means it looks homemade or just unique. Or both. Hmm.
Anywho, today I read a USA Today article saying that there is a new trend in hotels to have Made in USA furnishings as a marketing point. Not only is it cheaper for shipping, it also gives the hotel a home spun, patriotic feel. This isn't just mom and pop hotels, either. The Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis recently revamped their whole hotel with a $25 million Made in USA theme, where 3/4 of the new furniture was made here! That is awesome. If I ever go to Minneapolis, I'm totally staying there!
Here's the article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/hotelcheckin/2013/03/14/hotels-slowly-move-away-from-buying-furnishings-made-in-china/1984031/
Hello! I'm a 30 year old gal with a liking for doing year long projects. I've done a year without any form of chocolate, a year without coffee shops, and 5 years without gum (and I LOVE chocolate, coffee shops, and gum)! A year wearing only American Made should be the hardest yet, though*.