Sunday, August 28, 2011

Perfect way to spend a weekend ...

is with 12 other sewing friends, at the Courtyard Marriott from 8am on Saturday to 5pm on Sunday.


This year was a new venue for us and they did an excellent job fitting us in, but their guarantee that we would all fit in one conference room just wasn't going to happen, so thankfully they had also assigned us a 2nd conference room to use for fitting etc, so we were able to set up some of the group in there. This meant a lot of crossing the hall to see what each other was doing, getting advice and general chat.

I worked on two projects:

  • Vogue 7881 Claire Shaeffer's Custom Couture Collection Pant.
    These had been fitted by Angie Zimmerman at the fitting weekend I referred to in a ink blue wool crepe and are fully lined.

  • Kwik.Sew 3740 with a bit of variation in a chartreuse/grey/ink navy knit fabric.

Both of these are up to the finishing stages, the pants only need the button holes, buttons (these hadn't been purchased) and both the pants and knit top need the hems completed.

Hopefully it won't be too long before I can show you the finished items as I am rather pleased with how they have turned out.

6 comments:

sewing spots said...

It sounds like a fun time!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun weekend! elleR

velosewer said...

I'm still recovering from a great weekend of sewing. Thanks Sharon. I keep learning so much and I enjoy helping others.

Handmade said...

Lucky you!!!

Sue said...

Looks like a great week-end. I look forward to seeing your finished items.

Alison said...

I'm still trying to recover from the food!