The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!« on: Yesterday at 05:52:00 pm »
So I went to the Costume Designers Guild table yesterday before I left the con, and they saw my ribbon. One girl handed me a pack of patterns for free: McCalls "cosplay" patterns which are rehashes of their really terrible ren fair designs that I outgrew about 10 years ago. So, I handed them back with a "thanks, but no thanks," took a copy of their journal and some coupons for fabric, and left.
Then I saw John Barrowman pantsless, so things were fine, really.
Well, you can't blame the little people for not comprehending skills that are beyond their ken.
It was a nice gesture. They basically had a stack of shitty patterns they were trying to get rid of. Most likely donated by McCall's, so they were like, "Here, take a free thing." And I was like, "Nah, save this for someone who is just learning how to sew and could benefit from it." I wasn't a jerk about it, it's not like I didn't start using paper patterns. The coupons for fabric made up for it.
Now I have to plan for Pennsic, because I decided that I didn't want a summer, and I fly out next week.