Victory – Melbourne November meetup

Kristiann from Victory Patterns is visiting Australia in November and when she mentioned this trip, I asked if there was a possibility for a meetup and it’s happening on Sunday 24 November.

Does that make a trip to Melbourne for the weekend more worthwhile now? Click here to let us know if you’re joining in. TJ has done the detailed planning for this meet up.

That’s the same weekend as the Saturday Bendigo gallery visit (FIDM fashion collection). Yoshimi the flying squirrel picked the right weekend to travel from Japan to visit Melbourne. Have you seen Yoshimi’s latest outfit? It’s very refined.

TJ has developed a full itinerary for Sunday (and Saturday if you’re interested). There’s fabric shopping included with a visit to the National Gallery Victoria and the Melbourne Museum of course.

It’s going to be busy weekend full of fashion and fabric. As Stewie(The family guy) says… Victory is mine.

I’m hoping to make Chloe for our meetup.

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Meet up: Bendigo Art Gallery in November

Modern Love, Fashion visionaries from the FIDM Museum, LA

Modern Love at Bendigo Art Gallery for a limited time, is a selection of fashion objects from 40 of the most influential designers and design houses of the last three decades. The exhibit includes creations from the FIDM Museum‘s extensive collection and includes work by Westwood, Miyake, YSL, Lagerfeld, Versace, McQueen, Prada, Louboutin, Valentino, Thom Browne, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Commes des Garcon.
TJ of The Perfect Nose is the meet up master planner.  
We’ve booked our tickets for the 11:00 AM session on Saturday 23rd of November, 2013 and are driving from Melbourne at 9:00 AM for the Bendigo Art Gallery.

If you’d like to come with us for the trip from Melbourne to Bendigo or join us for lunch in Bendigo, you have till September 30th, 2013 to register your interest.
Unless you’re bringing a car, we’ll be renting one and splitting costs. Lunch will probably be around 12:30 at the Dispensary Enoteca (unless you have a better suggestion). A group of 10-12 means you can order what you want, any more and it’ll be a set menu of 2-3 courses. They need reservations a month in advance for large groups.

Book event tickets here and set up a reminder in your calendar now.
I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in Melbourne who’s sewing I’ve admired online for a while. There was no time on my NY trip to visit fashion museums so this will be a great day full of couture fashion inspiration.

Blog post credit:
This post is 99% written by TJ of The Perfect Nose. She’s a master ‘meet up’ planner, sewer and her writing style is much more engaging than mine.
Image Credits:
Image: Alexander McQueen Evening dress, Fall/Winter 2008-09. Courtesy of
Featured Image: Detail of Evening Dress by Alexander McQueen, Fall/Winter 2008-2009. Courtesy of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Museum Commission: Funds provided by Karen Coombs-Jordan (2010.5.73). Photography by Brian E. Sanderson