Just one more – Butterick 6582

I just wanted to make this dress up because I had the fabric; the lace remnant; and the test dress worked. What I was curious about was how this dress would work in a medium weight fabric instead of georgette print.

I found that as tedious as hand sewing can be I loved spending the time handsewing the lace onto the dress. This took 5 hours to do but there was no deadline to meet and I had no other commitments ie, the housework for the weekend was finished. I even managed to do some weeding and watered the garden. It looks like we’ll need some rain this summer.

The fabric was a steal at Pitt Trading and the lace was a remnant from the ASG industry in June. I think this colour works without a tan too although Spring is in the air – in Queensland and not in Sydney today.

I don’t have an occassion to wear this dress but as the handwork was going to take time I wanted to have this in the wardrobe ready to wear for a special event than do a late night rush job when an occasion does pop up. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

As Sylvia gave me what was left on the roll, I have enough of this gold fabric to make a formal trench coat…

Thank you all for your lovely comments about the outfits I’ve been making too.

ASG industry day

Industry day at the Simplicity warehouse is something I do look forward to each year. The speakers can be great most of the time and the special deals we get from Simplicity are something I love and this year was no exception. Patterns for $5 is the best deal we get locally. That’s for Burda, New Look and Simplicity patterns.
John Byrnes did a great update about what’s happening at Simplicity. There were about 150 of us in their warehouse but John had something there for everyone to delve through.
The Guild were selling fabrics donated from a generous fabric store that moved from Leichhardt recently. My stash has grown thanks to Toni’s pursuasion.
Sally Souter from styyleedit.com.au discussed colour and style and the audience were ready to have their colours, styles and wardrobes attended to as soon as she finished.
Rosemary from Chic Fabrique brought some of her fabrics bolts for sale and I bought some leather remnants *rolled eyes icon*.
The ASG travel tours coming up in New York and Turkey next year sounded tempting.
I didn’t stay for Rhonda Braybrook’s session on Taking your basic T outside the square. If her leather workshop on the Sunday went beyond sewing leather scraps into patchwork bags, I would have joined the workshop. On Sunday I ended up achieving 3,000 cycling training kms instead. I achieved 2,000 cycling training kms in January.
Alison gave me a quick Bento lesson on my iPhone, when my attention deficit disorder kicked in. My pattern template is ready to use. Now to develop a fabric template. Then I’ll begin the long road to being organised. Should I do develop a notion template as well?
There were a couple of PR people who attended and because their avatar isn’t their photo, I wasn’t able to recognise them to say ‘hi’. It was only after chatting on the message board on Sunday that I realised that I missed out on meeting them.
In our sewing group of over 12, three of us wore our favourite green winter gear. There was no planning involved.
The next ASG industry day was scheduled for Saturday 13th October 2012 but it got the flick.