Well I’m home again after spending two whole days with 10 other wonderful real life sewing buddies.
I arrived around 8am to make sure all was set up and the others slowly followed me. By morning tea we were all there and getting stuck into our various projects.
The Mercure at Parramatta did a fantastic job in feeding us at regular intervals and were happy to assist with some very unusual conference requests e.g. a power board for each table and two irons and ironing boards please.
I chose to start on Vogue 8280 LBD and after doing the toile thought it would be finished that afternoon. How wrong can a girl be!
This is where I am up to after 2 full days of sewing. The wool I used gave me some challenges with easing the back onto to the flange (tighter weave) and there are just so many seams and darts that need pressing and clipping it just didn’t seem to stop.
Left to do is:
- insert the sleeves, how come one always goes in with no pain and the other one just wants to fight you every step of the way,
- Finish off the back neckline,
- Hem both the fashion fabric and lining.
I’m extremely pleased with how this dress is fitting me (my body double needs to be updated) so I am keen to get this finished.
Needless to say the blouse didn’t even get a look in.