Monday, 20 August 2012
Meet: Melbourne Sewists
On Saturday, Rachel organised a sewing meet-up in the city. Any interested parties met in Tessuti for a spot of shopping before descending on Federation Square for a few drinks. It was a fabulous afternoon and it certainly has been a long time since I rode the train home on a Saturday night with a few drinks under my belt!! One of the best things about meeting fellow sewing enthusiasts is talking in pattern numbers. Fantastic!
Most people were sewing bloggers but there were a few non-bloggers who came along. Here's the attendance list!
Rocket Sews - Kirsty
The Two Windmills - Rachel
Little Betty - Christy
Funkbunny's Kitchen Garden - Helen
Bella's Collectanea of Sewing - Belle
The Perfect Nose - TJ
Sew Squirrel - Sarah
My Messings - Rachel
All the Whimsical Things - Kat
Sew Love Red - Robyn
Thornberry - Lara
Seamstress: Poppykettle - Melanie
Boo Dogg & Me - Rachel
Apologies if I missed anyone.
It was a fabulous afternoon and I hope to do it again soon.
Now, on to my fabric selections. I am documenting them here now so Christy (aka Little Betty) does not claim them as her own ideas!!
These three pieces will become my Freddie vest. Rachel & I are doing the class at Tessuti in a few weeks. From left to right we have a double sided linen for the front, a metallic cotton fabric from a dud skirt for the back, and a bit of rockstar (bronze & black print) for the lining.
On my list I had the washed linen in a gold beige for a Simplicity 2443 jacket. The green floral is a wool blend that I found in the remnant bin. It has a lovely drape. Not sure what it will be. Any suggestions??
A jersey called Under Fire for another Vogue DKNY 1027.
And another remnant bin find, a hot pink knit which will become a Drape Drape dress of some description.
All together a super successful shopping trip with some good times thrown in.