Pattern Review Weekend in Sydney

The SSS Wrap-up was delayed as I was finalising the organisation of the Pattern Review Weekend here in Sydney which has just finished and what a weekend we have just had.

It all started at 9am on Friday morning with 26 of us boarding the coach for the all important fabric shopping tour and Gay and Lena have posted some great photos and information about the shops we visited and here is most of the group at the end of the day.

Saturday morning was a Knits: stretch and shrinkage factors workshop with Lena and a Come Alive with Colour workshop with Wendy, with others sewing or taking measurements for others. In the afternoon Wendy took the measurements for the Simply Stylish: Your Ideal Silhouette workshop which continued on Sunday morning, while others headed back to The Fabric Store or Tessuti after having had their colours done.

On Saturday night we went out to dinner at The Clove and had a very enjoyable Indian Banquet and then seeing it is’s 10th Anniversary this year, I organised this very tasty Bon Vivant from Cuisine Patisserie and topped it with an edible image from Custom Icing for dessert.

Sunday saw half of the group complete their workshop with Wendy, while some sewed and others took turns in wrapping each other in glad wrap – Saran wrap pattern making method.

Here I am wrapped and MelJ is marking in my waist line, before packing tape is taped on top the the glad wrap on centre front, centre back, shoulders, waist and neckline.

before it is cut off along the centre front and centre back lines,

I had to do some further cutting to get it home, and I will share this later.

It was a really fun weekend, and getting to meet the girls from the Sewing Down Under board on was just wonderful.

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