Past week/weekend was the European Pattern Review meeting. I went and had a wonderful time. Due to a strike with the trains in Belgium I had to make it one day shorter than planned. I had a ticket for Thursday, but there were no trains that day from the Netherlands to Paris. I changed my ticket to Friday and was there from Friday afternoon till Sunday afternoon.
It was such fun to meet Annika, Tini, Val (from Australia!), Vibeke, Nowak, Claire, Lista, Karin, Lara, Berry, Katharine, Sheila and her friend. Talking about sewing, patterns, fabric shopping, visiting the Vionnet exhibition en a bit of sight seeing. It was a great weekend.
I’ve posted pictures in the general picture album created by Annika, more pictures of participants will hopefully soon be added.
Two pictures from a tailor window and a small box with a sewing room pictured:
And of course I couldn't resist some fabric shopping. First this gorgeous wool for a coat.
A grey pinstriped wool for a pair of pants. Nothing spectacular but very soft.
Two sheer silks. I call them my "difficult fabrics" as I've never before worked with fabrics like this.
The silk is so soft and thin, that the whole 3 meters can be pulled through my wedding ring (don’t remember who talked about that to me, but it can be done easily)
They are all future projects, nothing short term.