Not so much a retreat, as an advance – on my sewing and fitting skills and creativity.
I am blogging from Orlando Florida where I attended a Cutting Line Design Sewing Retreat with 13 other ‘Cutting Line Design Groupies’ . Just love how Sandy and Louise create beautiful and unique clothes by the clever placement of the fabric’s pattern/colour and selecting just the “right” buttons. Sandy is wearing Take Me Anywhere and Louise Anything But Ordinary (sounds like opening lines on a Friday night, I know) But what great clothes….all starting from flat tissue paper, this is my favourite part of the sewing.
We worked on improving our fitting skills using our gifted pattern Danger Curves Ahead which has some easy directions on dropping in a bust dart. I have cut out and worked on the shell, and now have to finish it on my travels.
Among my other “achievements”:
Bought 3 fabrics.
And developed “Stash and Studio” envy.
Made some new friends….
After sewing all day we went to Louise’s to play….and down the back yard near the creek to reflect on what we had achieved through the day, and what we had to focus on tomorrow…..
Fabric for shoes with matching bag….not from Louise’s backyard creek, but maybe out soon on her new online store!