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Brussels/Antwerp fabrics


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.


  1. those fabrics look just beautiful- washed and folded and ready for you when their turn comes :)

  2. For having organized one PR Weekend with Kay, Connie and Claire (in Montreal) I can understand the joy and fun you have had last weekend. You will probably keep that good feeling for a while ;-)

  3. Beautiful fabrics and sounds like a wonderful weekend.

  4. Mmmm! Lovely fabric - almost as nice as mine ;-)
    I'm so glad you had a good time. I certainly did too. Such a great group of people - it must be the sewist in us! Can't wait until the next getogether!
    Allthe best,Sheila

  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend - perfect!

  6. Beautiful fabrics! It's always a treat to get together with sewing girlfriends who truly understand our fascination with patterns and fabric. I could feel your smiles in this post.

  7. They look like lovely fabrics that will make great garments. The weekend sounds like you had a great time.

  8. Great fabric and sounds like a wonderful weekend!! I bet it was fun to meet some sewing bloggers!

  9. Lovely fabrics, especially the blue silk (and to quote Sheila: almost as nice as mine ;-))! It was so nice meeting you. I really had a great day Saturday, next time I'll do my best to be there the whole weekend!

  10. How wonderful! I'd love the attend a European PR weekend sometime. The voile is my favorite, but I am a sucker for prints!

  11. Hello,where exactly is the fabric market in Antwerp? And which day of the week did you go? I'm going to pay a visit tomorrow, would love to find me some voile. :) hope you can answer me in time. Tx


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