Sunday, July 10, 2011

Burdastyle Sewing Club Perth Meetup - Part 2

One of the best parts about going to the Perth Burdastyle Sewing Club meetup was getting to see all the wonderful, creative and arty stuff that members were making and wearing. After being there for only a few hours my wish-list of future sewing projects has grown even bigger...

First up we have Irene with her very groovy necktie embellished t-shirt. 
At first I didn't even realise this was a necktie that had been pleated and attached to a store brought top. Irene pleated the tie to fit then stitched it on by hand,  how awesome is it?
Irene and her pleated tie t-shirt.

I totally want me one of these and if op-shops don't turn up anything suitable soon I may have to plunder hubby's tie collection ;)

Next up is Gill who, besides making all her own silver jewellery, was also sporting a delectable winter weight skirt, made by herself in a mixtures of fabrics and featuring a pleated front. Any excuse to add pleats or buttons to a wardrobe item always piques my interest and this skirt ticks both boxes ! 
Gill would also like you to know that she has mastered the welt pocket!!!
Welt pockets are something that I have so far not attempted, putting it into the "ooh-that-looks-way-too-tricky-and-fiddly" basket,  so I have real R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Gill's accomplishment:
Gill and her amazingly neat, accurate welt pockets:)

Gill is also a professional visual artist (painting) and jeweller :)

I noticed that one of the clubs members was wearing this most adorable mini patchwork badge:
The whole thing was maybe about 5 cms (?) in diameter and looked stunning on the wearer's (Sarah's) grey cardigan. The badge is the result of an evening sewing session by several members in the club. If I ever have the patience to try patchwork making one of these will be at the top of my list!
Finally we have the very lovely Sally, a new member like myself. Sally managed to knock out the majority of this gorgeous summer dress during the meet-up session:
Sally's sublime summer dress.
Sally if you ever decide you don't want this let me know... I think this dress would be just the thing for our 40+ summer days! 
Add strappy sandals, floppy wide brim hat, big sunnies,a tan belt and you would be good to go to the beach or for an outdoor BBQ dinner party :)
This is one of Sally's first projects BTW- if any of mine had looked HALF this good I would have been ecstatic!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate!
It was lovely to meet you and all the talented Burda Ladies yesterday...thanks for the generous comments about my dress....I have soooo much to learn, but it feels great to have completed my first wearable project!
Hope to see you again soon, am loving your blog by the way!