Monday, November 17, 2014

Retreat sewing!

We had an awesome time again at our annual sewing ASG Maryland Sewing Retreat!  This is the ninth retreat I've planned and this one was pretty darn perfect!  The friendships that form are awesome!!!  Everyone just plugs away at their various projects and no one is too busy to lend a helping hand or a bit of sewing advice!
a sample of the delicious food!!!!!

Our sewing space!

I took way too many projects again this year.   I was smart in that I took a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects).  This snow man oven mitt was cut out some years ago at retreat, but not completed.  It will be a lovely Christmas gift for my mom!   It's a project from an old Creative Embroidery magazine.  The snowman face was a free download.  It's made with wool felt, flannel, and insul-bright.

Next up is the very popular McCalls 6844!  This jacket was popping up on tons of blogs, Pattern Review, and Facebook sewing groups.  Everyone was right, this jacket is fabulous and very easy to sew up!!!!  I put it together entirely using my serger!  This will not be the last one I make for sure!!!!  The are the first selfies I've taken using the timer on my new IPhone6!  Love this phone!!!  I used a sweater knit fabric...not sure where I got it...if I search my blog I probably blogged about it when I purchased it.  I cut the edges using my pinking shears which gave a perfect no-sew finish!  I've worn this already and received tons of compliments.  I LOVE the peplum back!!!!  So chic and flattering!!!!

That's all for now...I do have some more items to post.  

Has anyone started sewing for the holidays...on the last day of the retreat, I cut out some gifts.  Now I can pull them out and sew them at my leisure!!!  

Happy sewing guys!  Until next time!!!

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