Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sit and Sew at Tessuti

Last Saturday, 7 dedicated sewers landed on the doorsteps at Tessuti Surry Hills to take our places in their Sew Inn and sew for the day.

The day was organised by Dilliander and Colette made us all feel very welcome, chatting about our projects and offering tea/coffee as well as answering any of our questions regarding the fabrics and the Tessuti patterns.


At the table above is Kristy, Beverley, and I with Wendy at the cutting table and Maria and Margaret were checking out the fabric and Dilliander was our photographer.

It was a real treat not having to lug our sewing machines along for the day and I made good progress on both my tweed skirt and Damask top.

Kristy and I were recognised by a fellow blogger, Wendy who is having a wonderful time sewing but hasn't updated the blog for quite some time (this is what we were discussing Kristy).  We had a number of customers come and see what we were up to and was asked advice by one lady on suitable styles for the piece of fabric she had fallen in love with.  It was so encouraging to see so many customers in the shop throughout the day.

I did restrain myself from any fabric purchases, but I had been to Tessuti the week before and purchased some gorgeous gold silk for the lining for my French Inspired Jacket.

11 comments:

BeaJay said...

It certainly was fun and I can't get over how accommodating Colette was. She is such a sweetie. I haven't felt as welcome in a shop for ages.

Therese said...

Hi Sharon,
do you gave to be a member of some sorts to participate at Tessuti?
Not sure if this would be something for me though, not being such a prolific "maker" of clothes.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

What a wonderful time you must have had Sharon. Wish I was a little closer to Sydney so I could join in too :)

Sue said...

*so envious* sounds a great day!

Cherrypix said...

What fun! Very restrained of you!

Goodbye Valentino said...

How fun was this! What I'd give to live in or near a big city with other sewists and resources.

Karen Pior said...

I am so jealous!! I'm sure it was wonderful. Xx. K

Robyn said...

What a great way to spend the day. I'm so impressed with your restraint - every time I go into Tessuti I always leave with more than I intend to :)

poppykettle said...

Sewing with other sewists is the best :)

sewingforward.com said...

This looks so fun, but to resist purchasing more fabric? Amazing!

Diana said...

I envy you. I would so love to experience something like this!