I'm back home again after a wonderful weekend down in Melbourne with Rachel. I didn't realise how refreshing time away from the kids and husband and housework would be and I'll definitely be trying to do it again.
The sewing meet-up organised by the other Rachel was pretty awesome. It's great to put voices to the blogs I read. I also found that Rachel is actually quite tall and so is Leith. I think a few people will be coping Leith's Vogue 1250 and Simplicity 2250 jacket, and I'm sure I'm not that only one who was a little miffed that Leith pillaged the Tessuti remnant table before anyone got there - tee hee Lara is a crack up (but I knew that) and Kat is lovely. Melanie's coat is better than awesome and everyone was lovely and clever and wonderful company. My blog reader is now much more full!
The shopping was also awesome. Shopping at Tessuti is always a joy and I suspect there will be a few Freddy Vests in blog land in the coming weeks. The question is, who will finish theirs first?? I picked up my Marc Jacobs wool coating from The Fabric Store and also checked out Rathdown Remnants.
We also enjoyed some traditional shopping. You know, finished garments and shoes - crazy!! So my half full suitcase came home stuffed. For those subjected to my obsessing over charcoal jeans/pants - I found them! and they were heavily discounted!! Woo hoo!
Kat. She has more on her blog. Leith will post some soon when she gets her camera back and there will be a stack over here too courtesy of Tj.
So successful was this little trip and get together, that we are thinking a Sydney sewing get together might be on the cards. Leith and Rachel are keen to join us, but first we may need to dimish our stashes a little. Some grew quite considerably over the weekend.
So what do you think - Are you up for a Sydney sewing catch up later in the year??