For those of us who don't have many friends or colleagues who sew, it was such a pleasure to meet with so many like minded talented and creative women.
I'm pictured with Maria wearing her very special Laura Nash design Fifth Avenue dress. Maria is member of my Australian Sewing Guild Group.
My dress is a bit special too, made for the occasion from Butterick 5521. Its a reversible polyester brocade, so I had the opportunity to play around with the design by using the pattern reverse on the side panels and the sleeves. The dress is fully lined with a lightweight polyester lining.
I highly recommend the pattern and will definitely make a sleeveless version in summer.
Also enjoyed meeting Lizzy who wore an exquisite 1950s lace dress and Christie who suggested an informal fabric and notions swap and ensured that I left with more fabric and patterns than I arrived with!
There were many other lovely women present and I hope that I will see them again - making my sewing world less virtual.
Next up I have a Burda colour blocked ponte dress under construction and need a blouse to wear with my new Burda pencil skirt, so that I can show it off. Happy sewing to my real and virtual sewing friends!