Thursday, 31 January 2013

Project Club - Wednesday Feb 6
9.00 - 2.30
$50 tuition + materials

Scalloped and Pintucked Pillowcase

I have 2 vacancies in this class for next week.
Pillowcase featurs pintucking, bias trim on scallops, button closure.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Fashion Exhibitions in Brisbane

Queensland Museum at Southbank

Tony Gould Gallery QPAC
Went to see the Gwen Gillam display at the Qld Museum. If you love early 60's fashion you'll enjoy these beautiful gowns. Gwen Gillam was the leading dress designer in Queensland during the 1950s and 1960s. She was regarded as "the best" by her country and city clientele, as her garments reflected European design and were initially made from exclusive imported fabrics.
Very elegant and timeless fashion.

And while you are in Brissy, pop over to QPAC (Cremorne Theatre) to see the All Dressed Up: Costumes from Broadway to Hollywood display. It includes costumes from films based on stage shows, such as the film version of Annie, costumes from original films that have been made into stage shows, such as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and costumes created for the stage. Costumes worn by Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jnr., Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Ray Bolger, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Nathan Lane, Peter Allen, Eddie Murphy and others are featured in the exhibition.

Neither display is time consuming so it's easy to spend just the morning enjoying both displays.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

What a bargain

I love Threads magazine. I was on Tamborine Mountain the other day and came across a box at the Library - 6 for $1 or 20c each.
I got 39 Threads mags and about a dozen Stitches mags for the grand total of $3. I am a very happy reader.
If I find any duplicates I will let you know.

Project Club starts soon

This year I will be running a Project Club every 4 weeks. Each project features a variety of techniques and should be able to be completed in class. Our first Project is a pintucked and scalloped pillowcase. Check or striped fabric can make the pintucking easy, but it's not essential.
Wednesday Feb 6
9.30 - 2.00pm 
Tuition $50
You will need to supply your own materials.
Conatct me for more details
Wendy 0402 309 047

My winter sewing project

Perhaps it's still a little warm to be thinking of winter sewing, but I bought 2 wool blankets for $10 and have been given about 5 meters of printed satin that will become my new winter dressing gown. Repurposed and a great bargain too. I hate the cold so this should be nice and cosy - when the weather does get cooler.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

SewRuth: More than a Dress

Love how Ruth has combined 2 simple garments and come up with stunning results.
Check out her blog.