Monday, December 27, 2010

Recent creation

This is a recently completed dress and tailored jacket. Jacket is vogue 2165 DKNY, with bound buttonhole, jetted pockets, fully interfaced and lined, and hair canvas chest piece. The embellishment on the bodice of the dress was made from a digitised floral pattern on my janome 11000SE embroidery machine (lots of fun doing this one). I'm sure many of you will recognise the embroidered denim fabric.
As usual, I have made this 'out of season' so now need to wait for the cooler weather for its inaugural outing!
Now, on with the next project - a vintage vogue jacket and dress V1136 (original pattern was released in 1945). So many wonderful projects to tackle - so little time in one lifetime! (-:

December meeting

Karen- well organised and fun meeting. Thanks to you and the rest of the team!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December Meeting - Genesis in the Hills

On Sunday 12 December, we met at Genesis in the Hills Vegetarian Cafe and Restaurant for our monthly meeting as a means of celebrating the end of the year in a location off-site from our usual meeting place at the Neighbourhood Centre in Roleystone. After several of us (yours truly included) had made the trek almost to Brookton before realising that we had gone too far and turning back, our meeting kicked off at 2pm.

From a fabulous array of lovely cakes, here are Yvonne, Stella and Anne pondering over what to choose.

Our meeting table at the restaurant.

Our agenda included a brief discussion of some tentative plans for the Neighbourhood Centre's 21st birthday celebrations. Karen passed around a turban from the Cancer Foundation and indicated that she was typing up some instructions for making them to pass on to everyone electronically. Genevieve discussed the survey she has constructed using 'Survey Monkey' and indicated that it had been sent out to everyone. Plans were made for January's meeting which would give Genevieve time to compile the results from the survey and some some executive decisions about the agenda for 2011 based on everyone's feedback.

The discussion then moved into 'Show and Tell'.

Congratulations to Linda Stokes for her article published in the latest issue of 'Embellish' magazine. A two-page spread complete with photos is a great accomplishment. Well done Linda! Pictures of Linda's article are shown below.

Ingrid shared some tips for sewing with young people that she had picked up since the last meeting and Elizabeth shared some craft pieces that she had picked up.

Maureen showed us a pin holder that she had picked up from attending another neighbourhood group meeting.

To wrap up the afternoon, Stella organised the Christmas present raffle. Shown below are a few of the presents drawn and shared.

This was a lovely way to end the meeting and, indeed, the year. We resolved to set aside a good portion of our next meeting for 'Show and Tell' to share all of our holiday sewing with each other.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Linda's covered journals

I've actually managed to do some clothes sewing this month - 2 tops and I've also altered 2 other things to make them wearable.
That all came to a stop when The Old Bakery on 8th Gallery shop wanted some more covered journals some of which are shown here.
Cheers, Linda

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