Melbourne Sewing meet up

On Saturday I ventured into the city to meet up with some of Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmanias sewing bloggers.  Having been incredibly lazy and RSVP’d about, oh an hour before  I was quite nervous meeting everyone.

Everyone was LOVELY.  We all got along really well, even before we moved on from Tessuti and started getting a little boozy.

A big thanks to the lovely Kat who collected all our names and blogs on a Tessuti bag.  If you want some more fab blogs for your reader and to inspire you, check them all out 🙂

Kat  All the whimsical things http://sewingwithpatience.blogspot.com.au/
Robyn: Sew love red  http://sewredrobyn.blogspot.com.au/
Rachel: Boo dog and me http://boodogg.blogspot.com.au/
Rachel: My messings http://mymessings.blogspot.com.au/
Kirsty: Rocket Sews http://rocketsews.otheredge.com.au/
Leith: Sew Brunswick http://sewbrunswick.blogspot.com.au/
Lara: Thornberry thornberry.wordpress.com/
Melanie: PoppyKettle http://poppykettle.blogspot.com.au/
Helen: Funkbunnys kitchen garden http://funkbunnysgarden.blogspot.com.au/
Christy Little Betty http://littlebettydesigns.blogspot.com.au/
Rachel: The two windmills http://thetwowindmills.wordpress.com/
Kirsty: Rocketsews http://rocketsews.otheredge.com.au/
Tj: The perfect nose http://theperfectnose.wordpress.com/
Belle: Bella’s Collectanea of Sewing http://www.bellacollectanea.com

Fabulous ladies who are blog-less.
Anna
Catherine
Heather
Sue A

I was determined not to come home with any fabric other than some black ponti.  FAIL.  When I got home I tried to hide my large Tessuti bag behind my legs…then dashed in a stashed it in my wardrobe.  Can you tell I’d had a couple of beverages?  The amusing thing about this odd behaviour is the husband could not care less.

So what is the fabric?  I only picked up three pieces, and I adore all of them.

A black ponti to finish a renfrew (Imagine that!), a lightweight wool suiting for a cambie for work, and some calico for my cambie muslin.  Which I was SO inspired by Kirsty’s elephant print cambie I cut out that very night.  It was fantastic seeing all the me-made clothes that everyone was sporting.  I got to try on Rachel’s infamous pink Minoru which fits quite nicely.

I kept trying to sneak off and sew all sunday but alas, we’re painting our hallway from Burgundy to….anything else.  So I spent the day strippping paint and dreaming of fabric.  Today is my day at home and this cambie muslin is going to happen.

Thank you so much ladies for a fantastic day, it was a blast and I can’t wait to do it again!

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7 thoughts on “Melbourne Sewing meet up

  1. Sounds like it was a blast! I must try and come to the next one…
    can’t wait to see your Cambie …btw Sarah I started a different blog for my sewing adventures… hope you’ll follow along there! 🙂

  2. Kirsty S says:

    Aw, thanks, I’m so pleased the elephants inspired you to start your Cambie! I love my grey work version – so comfortable to wear, lined, and with pockets! Enjoy the muslin making – I love making a pattern a second time once ive got the fit sorted, so much quicker. Hope the painting is done soon 🙂

    • I did my muslin last night, it’s a tad too small, but I’m using a stretch sateen so I’m thinking it will fit ok. Did you need to lift up the waistband at the front?

    • It was lovely to meet you, I must admit I was surprised no one tackled you and made off with your coat… Did you see that Rachel is organising a day of social sewing at gj’s in Brunswick?

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