Anyway my weekend was wonderful.
I have had a fabulous couple of days down at Stanwell Tops! I was joined by about 29 other sewing ladies from the Australian Sewing Guild and in particular the Rhodes and Alexandria groups, for a weekend of stitching our way through tonnes of fabric.
This is picture heavy but I do have a new outfit picture at the end of the post for show and tell.
This is where we stayed:
|Arial View - Picture from The Tops Conference Centre website|
|Outside view - Picture from The Tops Conference Centre website|
|Accommodation - Picture from The Tops Conference Centre website|
Front left Sharon from Petite and Sewing
Jinty - no blog
Kristy from Lower Your Pressure Foot
Sandra - no blog but you can see her marvelous work on Pattern Review where she is Dilliander
Cathy - no blog
Gail from My Fabrication
A new friend who's name I can't remember
And Wendy ( in green top) - no blog
Below is our sewing room with Wendy industriously at her machine.
Here is my area with my weapons of mass construction
Someone brought a friend. Babs was highly annoyed that I didn't invite her. I told her there wasn't room in the car. She is still not talking to me.
Here is Kristy, Jinty and Di hard at work cutting and prepping.
Wendy from Costumes from a Shoe Box is always highly entertaining and makes it even more of a fun time.
Here is the view from our sewing room:
I managed to rustle up almost 6 tops. I say almost as one was a UFO and only needed finishing, 2 have been completely finished and 3 need hemming. After making all of my different coloured Barb pants I needed tops.
Here is the UFO now finished - sort of. I do want to bring the sides seams in a bit.
It is Butterick 5855 which I have sewn before but this time I kept the "sleeves" shorter as the first time I was trying to incorporate a border. It is pictured with a pair of lime green StylyArc Barb pants that I have cut off at under the knee to make capris. I thought a full pant in lime green might just be OTT. I also gave the Barbs a tiny "flare" at the bottom. Warning warning warning - put on your sunnies. I can direct traffic with this high viz gear.
|Photo by Sandra (Dilliander) - thanking you|
All in all a very comfy outfit that will do well for my weekend wear. I see more Barb capris and Butterick 5855s coming up in my future. Maybe more toward our Spring as we will be starting Winter in 5 days - not that you would know it with a balmy 28 degrees Celsius (82.4F) forecast for tomorrow.
More later - I will take piccies of my other items when I can.
A big huge gigantic thanks to the lovely Sharon from Petite and Sewing for organising such a wonderful weekend.