Sewing Weekend

For a number of years now my real life sewing buddies have been organising a sewing weekend away each year for us to attend. This year it is my turn.

So far we have been to Panthers at Penrith, Ferndale on the Hawkesbury River and The Mecure Hotel at Pararmatta.

This year we are going back to the Mercure Hotel at Parramatta (right across the road from the Rosehill Races which hosts the Craft Show in August).

We arrive on Saturday morning and sew to our hearts content until Sunday afternoon with food being delivered to us on a regular basis.

I really like to achieve as much as I can at these weekends so today’s job was to check that all the bits for my two projects are all there.

First up is the LDB which I cut out last week and now have made sure that all the pieces are together in a zip-lock bag including zip, wound bobbins and organza bias strips for inserting the sleeves.

I then plan to work on a lemon blouse that I started to make a while ago and made sure that I had interfaced all the pieces, wound bobbins, found some buttons so it is also ready to go.

Here they both are in their bags ready to be put into my sewing case.

I think I will purchase one of those collapsable crates to hopefully hold:

  • Table ironing board and iron
  • Table lamp
  • Pressing tools e.g. sleeve roll and ham

If I have time this week after work I would like to trace off Burda 5-2008-104, which is the dress version of the top I made in January this year. I have already done the adjustments to the bodice, so only need to add the skirt to the pattern. Then use this fabric to make it up.

There is a lot of “fingers crossed” going on to get this last dress achieved, so wish me luck.

So at the end of next weekend I will at have at least two garments to show.

10 thoughts on “Sewing Weekend

  1. Sounds like fun. I hope you enjoy it. The dress sounds particularly delicious and I note the hard work that went into the fitting so I am sure you will come back with a wonderful garment. Enjoy yourselves.

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  2. Sharon, I am so excited about coming this year. Thanks for the invite and for your organisation. But I'm this post has me worried about how little organising I've done. Like what am I going to make!?

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  3. I'm keen to see how that dress goes. I traced it off yesterday and will try and muslin it during the week. I'd like to think I don't need to, but I'm sure all those panels will make fitting hard! Good luck.

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