ASG Convention 2015

I’ve been home a  couple of weeks from Brisbane where I attended the Australian Sewing Guild’s 14th National Convention and thought I would share my travel wardrobe.

Time away:
10 days

Where to:

Spring, however Sydney put on a cold snap when we departed for our road trip north.  The temperature range was 13 to 26c.

The first two and last two days were driving the 923klms from Sydney to Brisbane with two of my sewing buddies and we did manage to stop at a couple of fabric shops along the way.

Convention includes a lot of walking to/from your accommodation, classrooms, dining hall as well as lot of stationery activity at our desks.

We had a free afternoon on Wednesday so my sister collected me and we headed to Voodoo Rabbit, Fabric Collection and Sckafs but only a Prym measuring tape came home with me.

Colour scheme:
Navy, orange, off-white, brown and yellow.

What I packed: (each garment is linked to its original construction post – left to right; top to bottom)

Vogue 1247 top in navy chiffon with white spots
Vogue 1247 skirt in burnt orange linen
Orange Loafers
Simplicity 2603 brown mercury jersey cardigan
KS 3740 orange swirls top
Jalie 2908 navy jeans
KS 3740 blue and gold swirls top
Vogue 8572 off white damask top
Jalie 2566 Fractured knit cardigan
Jalie 2908 brown jeans
Vogue 8572 lemon polyester top
Vogue 1247 brown denim skirt
Vogue 8572 navy and gold silk top
KS 3740 lemon slub knit top
KS 3470 orange arrows top
Taupe loafers

Also in the suitcase was:

This is the most I have ever packed for a trip away, the benefits of travelling by car!

I really enjoyed wearing this wardrobe and once I arrived in Brisbane the jeans only got worn at night as it was a bit cool walking around.

Unfortunately I didn’t expect it to get as warm as it did and would have liked a pair of sandals to wear on the last few days, Brisbane’s 26c is a lot warmer than Sydney’s 26c.

Fabric and goodies:
On way our north, we called into Fantazia Fabricland at Tweed Heads and this fabric particularly leapt of the table into my arms.

Then I walked into the haberdashery shop and found a wall of Prym goodies, so 2 packs of the jeans rivets and 1 pack of Anorak studs followed me home as well.

Convention Workshop:
I spent the week with Roberta Thompson in her Alterations and Toile Fitting 4 days workshop and I hope to have a pair of pants to show you sometime soon.

2015 Stash Out: 13.55m
2015 Stash In: 18m

7 thoughts on “ASG Convention 2015

  1. What a great travel wardrobe, I wish I was as organised as you are when it comes to packing. I'm more a 'I have to leave in an hour, throw everything in' kinda gal, oops!


  2. What a wonderful break you have had – must recharge the batteries nicely. I can see why the fabric leaped out at you – it's perfect for your colouring. And what a lovely compact, versatile and interchangeable wardrobe capsule you have put together (sewing and packing :)).


  3. The fabric you bought will go well with your existing wardrobe. I can just see it amongst the clothes you took with you. Looking forward to hearing more about your pants fitting.


  4. Anonymous

    What a fabulous trip! Your wardrobe looked perfect and I can't wait to see your new trousers. I agree with Jean, you showed great restraint with your shopping


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