Climate Change is a serious thing that can only be slowed down and reversed by everyone of us doing our part. At our November meeting members brought in many examples of using our skills to create reusable items (sanitary napkins, cosmetic pads, ‘paper’ towels, beeswax wraps, tea bags, and more) or ideas to use our scraps of fabric so they don’t end up in garbage — fabric rope mats and bowls, sandwich/snack bags, fruit/vegetable bags, underwear from old t-shirts–to name a few.
Angela Gladwin is spearheading this years Summer Challenge. She wants you to pull out that item hanging at the back of your closet.
Why do you still have it — do you love the fabric, a particular detail, how well it fits?
Why is it forgotten – is it out of style, no longer fits well, needs a repair?
What can you do with it so that it is no longer a forgotten gem? Can it be refashioned into a more current style? Can it be altered for a better fit? Can it be repaired? Can the buttons or a unique detail be removed and used for another item? The possibilities are endless🙂
We are looking forward to seeing your GEMS at the guild meeting on October 10, 2019.
We sat in awe of the beauty and talent surrounding us, listening to Christina’s stories behind the designing and creating of her quilts, clothes, accessories and home decor creations.
This tiger was the most challenging. A photo of a tiger at the Thailand Tiger Temple was her inspiration. Note the messages nestled in the blades of grass .. some one heard the cries for help because the Tiger Temple has been permanently closed.
And those lovely quilts were the backdrop for our ‘Sew and Tell’ where we were shown shopping bags made from PC coffee pod bags; a couple of early submissions for the May Apron Challenge, a Chicken Quilt, a Jalie rain jacket (just in time for spring in Nova Scotia) and a couple of very, wearable dresses.
Our February 2019 meeting fell on Valentines Day, so a challenge featuring lingerie and loungewear was certainly appropriate.
Marilyn watches TV in her burgundy sparkling (Style 2077) gown – just like a movie star ⭐️ While Mary prefers the warmth of this valentine fleece she used to make Kwik Sew 3209. And Lorna is just going for ‘sexy’ with her silky Jalie ‘Melanie’ kimono (#3889) worn over a silk slip.
Sleepwear that doubles as loungewear: Norma beautifully embroidered the neckline on this Kwik Sew 4080 nightgown. Suzanne’s Carolyn pyjamas (Closet Case Patterns), complete with pockets, are much to nice to be worn only for sleeping. Edgar and Kathleen like these comfy pj bottoms for lounging around the house.
And now for the ‘unmentionables’. Nancy’s itty bitty Scrundles (from Stitch Upon a Time) are too cute for words. Reina made a matching workout bra and panty combo that is really to nice to cover up (Keri No-Bounce sports bra and basic panties from Pin-Up Girls). What a good mother Carolyn is making these Jalie Gerald (#3885) boxers for her son. Jocelyn is feeling bashful about showing off her valentine panties. Carolyn made herself a bright sports bra from Stitch Upon a Time’s Greenstyle pattern.
Sew, I would like to talk about Sewing Retreats, or the packing up of notions & supplies for those fun times. If you are like me at my first which I attended in May 2018, you will have lots of containers and bags to hold all these notions … and I do mean lots! I eventually narrowed it down to one bag, & sewed it up at that ASG Seaside Sewing event. I am very happy with the amount it will hold.
There are many bags of similar design out in the great wide net, under many recognizable names. The bag I started with was offered free to one & all (thank you Ruby). I have been re-tweaking the design & process over the summer as I make many more, including one for my sister-in-law. (It’s always Gifting Season!)
This is a great bag to use up those scraps that multiply when we’re not looking. For these, I used four different sewing themed fabrics. You can make one to colour coordinate your personal style. Or be wild and use up to 12 different fabrics!
Atlantic Sewing Guild has asked me to present this bag class for you
Join us & sew up your own Seaside Bag to corral your sewing supplies & notions; beauty items; children’s toys. (see where I am going with this?—-Tame All The Things!)
See you soon!
Supply list will be provided with registration at ASG first meeting on September 13.
Classes, Registration and Payment
Classes are full day (9:30 AM set-up for 10:00 to 4:00 PM) unless otherwise stated.
There once was a motley crew who shared profound interests.
They merrily met monthly in a seaside city to share their vast knowledge & to chat & to laugh.
Word spread far & wide about the good times being had by all.
Gradually the gaggle became larger & then Much Larger in number.
And soon the Interesting People were sharing very close quarters indeed, for the space had not expanded as their numbers had. A special delegation was (not so) secretly empowered to expand their erstwhile horizons.
They persevered in their joyful meetings, close quarters though they endured. And they discovered how valuable it was to catch knowledge & friendship by osmosis & by rubbing elbows with others of their ilk.
During a particular gathering of Powerful Ilk, one of this band of Wise Ones stepped forward to relay stories of her journey to create a tome for all Sewing Kind.
Her odyssey was roundly received and lauded as virtuous & just. Tomes were inscribed and hereafter to become part of true history & lore.
Mighty powers gathered in this small nexus as their leader, aided by gesticulating hands of many, then called forth all to share their most recent quests & victories.
And Lo the call was answered. Mightily.
Scribe of the Band dutifully recorded all for posterity.
Concluding the Gathering, a Noble Challenge was issued for all to henceforth dare their hand by the month of October.
The intrepid delegation which had been sent forth far & wide to seek a more commodious magical place achieved their task.
And from this time forth, the new locus shall be so.
Please join the Atlantic Sewing Guild next meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018
AT OUR NEW LOCATION come early to register (~6:30 for 7:00) Trinity Anglican Church Hall 321 Main Avenue, Halifax