Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sewjourn

On this Friday past, Leith, Anna, Lara and me headed to Sewjourn. Well, Anna arrived Saturday morning due to a mammoth house move I think you'll read about on her blog soon. Getting a booking at Sewjourn is like pulling hens teeth, so I felt extremely triumphant to be going. Like I was in a secret sewing society or something.

It did not disappoint. The house is a lovely cottage, and because there were only four of us, we each got our own bedroom with lovely handmade quilts. My room had a fireplace - very cute. The sewing studio is separate to the house and is a massive space with a huge table (lots of powerpoints) for all sewing machines and overlockers, several irons, a kitchenette for tea and coffee (and cake!), and a toilet. This is where we spent all our time.

We sewed like there was no tomorrow. I made seven garments - one of which required so much unpicking and alteration that I wanted to send it to the Sewing Naughty Corner never to return. It is made with Liberty though - Leith, Lara, and Anna were never going to let me leave it as a UFO.

I'm going to review each garment separately in the coming weeks, but thought you might like some dodgy iPhone photos as sneak peeks. I'm not going to give pattern info or anything - promise it is all coming soon!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Phew! It might look like I didn't shower in some of these photos, but I promise I ate, showered and slept (a little bit). Lancefield is a lovely town and I even explored a wee bit on Saturday with Lara. There was a shop there with a lot of vintage fabric, but we were both very restrained. Mostly because the prices were a bit too expensive, but I was still very good!

Thank you to Leith, Lara, and Anna for an excellent weekend, and stay tuned for proper reviews on the things I sewed.

P.S. - like my new blog layout/template? Thanks to Michael for all his hard work on it - he's a gem!

24 comments:

  1. That looks like such a productive weekend! I love Sewjourn, it's a great spot for getting lots of sewing done.
    And the new blog banner is great.

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    1. Thanks Suzy. We sure were productive!

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  2. Love the new blog layout and colors!
    What an awesome weekend of sewing! I need one of those soon. Hello annual leave!

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    1. Thanks Neeno. My annual leave starts at 4.30 this afternoon. I cannot wait!

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  3. Sounds like a fun weekend. I would be lucky to finish one garment, but I think it would be a lot of fun to sew with friends.

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    1. Sewing with friends is lovely. And inspiring. And really helpful! I had a meltdown moment with some facings and Anna came in, calmly worked it out and saved the day!

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  4. Holy Moly, I don't know how you could concentrate for so long, I'd be exhausted!!
    Sounds like you had a brilliant weekend though.

    And it looks like we'll have almost matching Moss Minis soon... I've got one cut out in ocelot corduroy!

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    1. Ooooh! Ocelot corduroy! It just sounds fancy.

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  5. That's a lot of completed garments !
    I googled sewjourn and clicked through. Looks very enjoyable and I'd love to do it sometime.

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    1. It is a wondeful thing to do. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  6. Lovely work. I love the drop waist dress. Very spesh.

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  7. Wow, sew much sewing! Very jealous of your lovely weekend, it sounds like fun. Love the new look blog :)

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    1. Thanks! I think the new blog look is fantastic - hubby did a great job and I learnt about javascripts and the like!

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  8. Gorgeous new blog look :) you deserve a productive sewing weekend, after being sick again.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. It was nice to be sewing again. Can't wait to see what you are making though!

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  9. I can't believe I didn't know this exists one town over from me! Looks like a wonderfully productive weekend!

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  10. Oh my gosh, what fun! Love the new blog layout, too.

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    1. Thanks Liza Jane. And yep, heaps of fun!

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  11. I haven't heard of SewJourn, but sounds like when I go to my Mum's place for the weekend so she can play with my baby while I sew!

    Love the new header on your blog!

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    1. Haha, yep, that is pretty much what it is.

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  12. Hello Rachel, This is such a lovely idea....you were so productive.

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