Past weekend was the Pattern Review weekend in Brussels. It was the most wonderful weekend: we did a lot of talking (sewing and other subjects), shared a bit of experiences and projects, laughed a lot, visited a beautiful and special fabric store in Brussels and some of us went to the fabric market in Antwerp on Sunday. Our host Sheila opened up her house to us, which was very, very nice of her to do. She has a wonderful sewing room we were all jealous of. Not very big, but so well organized.
Did I finish my jacket in time? No way, it is still in the same state as it was in my last post. Did I buy fabric? Of course. Today I washed and dried them, but they’re not ironed yet. Therefor the wrinkles in the picture. From left to right: a fabric of unknown content but with a beautiful drape for a pair of trousers, white linen/cotton for trousers/jacket, knit with grey/off white stripe, blue linen/cotton again for trousers, blue silk for a blouse and a silk voile for a tunic. Very basic fabrics mainly, to be made into basic garments. When? Some hopefully soon.
Sheila, Claire, Valerie from Australia, Valerie from Amsterdam, Lista, Hilde, Joanna, Martha, Margaret, Samira, Katharine: thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Hope to meet you all again soon.