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Pattern Review Weekend in Sydney, Australia By DianeSev on 11/7/11 2:35 PM

By Sharonspils

Pattern Review Weekend 2011 here in Sydney was held on October 14 through October 16, and what a weekend we had!

It all started at 9 AM on Friday morning with 26 of us boarding the coach for the all-important fabric shopping tour. Here is a photo of most of the group at the end of the day.

Photo by Sharonspils

Saturday morning was the Knits: Stretch and Shrinkage Factors workshop with Lena Merrin.

PR members tackle knits
Photo by margk

and a Come Alive with Colour workshop with Wendy, with others sewing or taking measurements for other members.

KathleenS getting her colours done
Photo by margk

In the afternoon, Wendy took the measurements for the Simply Stylish: Your Ideal Silhouette workshop which continued on Sunday morning, while others headed back to the Fabric Store or Tessuti after having had their colours done.

On Saturday night we went out to dinner at The Clove and had a very enjoyable Indian banquet

PR smiles at the Clove
Photos by margk

and then, seeing that it is's 10th Anniversary this year, I organised this very tasty Bon Vivant from Cuisine Patisserie and topped it with an edible image from Custom Icing for dessert.

Photo by sharonspils

Photo by margk

Sunday saw half of the group complete their workshop with Wendy, while some sewed and others took turns in wrapping each other in Glad wrap. (See PR member Kathleen Fasanella's post on Saran wrap pattern-making.)

Here I am wrapped and Mel.J is marking in my waist line before she sticks packing tape on top of the Glad wrap on centre front, centre back, shoulders, waist and neckline.


Here is the form before it is cut off along the centre front and centre back lines.


I had to do some further cutting to get it home.

Here's Mel.J getting wrapped up.

Photo by margk

It was a really fun weekend, and getting to meet the girls from the Sewing Down Under board on was just wonderful.

More about PR Weekend Down Under:
PR members Gay and Lena Merrin have posted some great photos and information on their blogs about the shops we visited. See Gay's photos. See Lena Merrin's photos. See Sharonspils's photos.

Thanks to margk and sharonspils for use of their photos.

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AngeM said... (11/17/11 7:50 AM) Reply
It was a fabulous weekend! Thanks for organising it Sharon.
goosegreen said... (11/14/11 4:56 AM) Reply
I think the next one should be in Brisbane! Melbourne's already had 2. :)
poppykettle said... (11/14/11 2:05 AM) Reply
Sounds great - especially getting your colours done! Next time can we have one in Melbourne?
Sharonspils said... (11/10/11 4:23 AM) Reply
Sorry you didn't make it dorothyn we had an excellent weekend and I'm sure there will be others.
rag doll said... (11/9/11 10:52 PM) Reply
It was great to meet the girls in person. A fun weekend!
dorothyn said... (11/9/11 8:32 PM) Reply
I wish I could have been there. I've attended all of the previous ones to date, but my schedule just didn't allow this year. I can see I missed a good one though!
velosewer said... (11/8/11 10:23 PM) Reply
This was a brilliant weekend.

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