In June, the Atlantic Sewing Guild celebrated its 20th anniversary with a show and tell of garments members had made in the past. Members were asked to bring whatever they liked from their sewing past to show. Below is a gallery of some of those garments.
Last month, some members of our Guild got together to sew some pillowcases for children at the local IWK children’s hospital. Members donated materials from their stash or bought for the purpose, then mixed and matched what came together at a sewing day to produce much of the pillowcase batch you see in the gallery below. Some took material home or continued their sewing at home to finish off the large bundle of over 90 pillowcases that you see below.
Thank you very much to everyone who donated and/or sewed the pillowcases! They look fantastic and I’m sure a lot of kids will love them!
Here are the pictures from our April meeting that was the Great Halifax Sewing Bee, as a little preview for what’s to come in the videos over the next few weeks.
Photos are in chronological order of when they were taken. Please click any to enlarge and scroll through.
As more photos are sent to me, I’ll add them in. Should plenty more be added, I’ll send a reminder for people to have another look at this post. Most people were pretty involved so there’ll likely only be new photos of finished garment.
For all the posts related to this event, please click here.
When a member of our Guild has a good experience with a pattern, there’s a decent chance another or more will also give it a go. The Silhouette #675 “Mani’s Blouse” pattern is one such example.
Below are Mary and Sheila with their versions of Mani’s blouse, with style alterations done by each and worn on a meeting day recently!
Very nicely done, Sheila and Mary!
At our October meeting on October 13, 2015, members showed off embellishments they did to various garments and other things sewn. I took some pictures for the first time at our meetings, and, unfortunately, it kind of showed. I was adjusting on the fly as people presented animatedly in low light, then snapped some quick close-ups at break, also adjusting on the fly. The results weren’t great, and I apologize. However, I know what works now from the shots that turned out well. The next set should be much better but my apologies for messing up this set that had some great work by our members. Well done, everyone!
Taking my design, sewing and presentation skills up a notch. 🙂
If you’re short on time and/or ideas for what to sew some kids for gifts, or don’t want to put huge efforts into something they’ll grow out of soon or just might not like, try pillowcases.
I’m in LA where there are lots of Vietnamese people from South Viet Nam who recognize the symbolism on this dress shirt, and where it’s getting good reviews. 🙂
Happy time switching, everyone! I get an extra hour on my vacation in LA. 🙂
I’m still on pace for a garment a week on average so far this summer, while still having time to play lots of tennis. I won’t post most here so as not to hog the blog, still wishing more members would email me their garments pictures and writing details to post, or just other content to post. However, I will post the occasional garment I make that I really want to share and not wait till the fall. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!
Welcome to Level 2 of my design skills, folks… symbolism in design!
You know how they say love is blind? See what I did with it on a sexy “suggestive” dress shirt. 😉