Hows your weekend going lovely people?
Mine's been quite good so far! Yesterday was another opportunity to hang out with the Spoolettes for a little sewcial sewing day. (I'll never get sick of sewing puns!)
We hired out a community hall, popped up some tables and chairs, got ourselves all ready to sew and then... nothing
There was no electricity!
It was pretty annoying but we found out one power point worked so we daisy chained all the power cords and boards for a few hours until an electrician came to sort everything out. A little bit of an electrical hazzard to bring some excitement to the day!
There was only a few of us at that point, so as more people arrived more machines were whirring away and more heaters to warm up the space.
Issy (aka Red Ambition) had brought along some hand sewing - the finishing touches to a 50's style fit and flare dress that she had been making at Sew Make Create's vintage dressmaking class
Bohdana (below) organised the day and hall hire did a fair bit of sewing, finishing off a few different projects
|Steph from Where I create, Juliet from Bobbin and Ink, and Alex (far right) from When all you need is...|
We had lots of other Spoolettes drop in for a chat and chin wag. Susan (Measure Twice Cut Once) even made some sweet treats for us to snack on! Thanks lady!
Now would you all like to see what I got up too? I really didn't think I would get as much done as I did, and there was only 1 funky toy kiddie mirror in the whole place so there was no real fitting that was going to be happening, so I just went at it and hoped that what I was making wasn't too small
I had pre-cut this 70's Simplicity 6926 sun dress the night before to save time and got about 80% of the way through it!
Isn't it so pretty already! I still need to add the straps and the buttons which close it down the back
And it's also too big! So I'll need to unpick the facings and bring it in on the sides. The dress will probably stay up better too once the straps are on
I really love the ruffles on the bottom! So fun for swishing!!
Summer isn't for another few months, so I have plenty of time to get it to fit perfectly. I cant wait to wear it with some clogs and a big old hat to a nice backyard BBQ
Bohdana also brought along her stash of off-cuts and patterns. I restrained myself from taking all the vintage patterns and took only this lovely corset dress from 1971. It's giving me Biba-feels with those sleeves and cut. Something for next winter perhaps!
Afterwards, the boy picked me up and we took a little walk up to Erskineville village and had some dinner at Kuki Tanuki - a funky Japanese place. We struggled through the traffic of all the people who insisted on driving to the Rugby finals, before getting home for some more craftiness!
A few years ago someone gave me a gigantic block candle as a gift which was so impractical because it only ever burned a tiny bit, about the size of a milk bottle lid. So I chopped up the wax, combined it with some recycled waxy bits and made a bunch of new candles in jars.
They sunk in the middle over night, but at least I'll use them now!
A pretty good day all in all!
What did you get up to over the weekend?