On the weekend I joined a lovely group of Melbourne sewers. I finally got to put voices to blog names and faces. Kudos to Rachel of Boodog for organising us, and look who came:
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 (Me!): 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/
Sarah: Sewsquirrel http://www.sewsquirrel.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.
Kat of All the Whimsical Things collated this list from the side of a Tessuti carrier bag. How appropriate!
I didn’t take a camera so I’ve borrowed these photos from TJ and Kat
While it felt extravagant to visit Melbourne for a day, meeting everyone was like a breath of fresh air. There was much inspection of each others’ garments, fondling of fabric, and general sewing talk. It was like meeting old friends.
In the morning I went in search of buttons for the woolen jacket/coat I am making for Robin and found them at Jimmy’s Buttons in Fitzroy. While I was in the area I dropped by The Fabric Store armed with a printed ‘inspiration board’ from my son for shirt fabric. I did a once around the shop coming up with nothing much so showed the printout to one of the assistants who laid her hands on 4 options within moments. I’m glad to report he likes the two I brought home and is keen to get involved in making them. He’s already done some work both on the sewing machine and overlocker so knows the basics.
The next morning I was up at 5.30am working on the pad stitching of hair canvas to the collar. Inspiration is a great thing!
I’ll be back in late October – pencil in October 25-27th for a repeat!