Monday, December 23, 2013

Toronto Sewing meet-up

It has been so busy that I have hardly seen my sewing machine in a while and  I think we can safely say that the Fall Essentials Sew Along (FESA) was a bust! One pair of pants, a scarf and a pair of gloves!

All the fabric has been put away for another time (SWAP 2014??? I don't know but I am thinking about it as I have the fabric and plans!!). But I was not going to miss the opportunity of a meet-up.

So on a cool Saturday afternoon in late November,  8 Toronto sewists met at Limoncello on Ottawa Street in Hamilton.

We had lunch and then got down to business. Pattern and fabric swapping. I scored two very nice summer dress patterns as well as a piece of pink, black and white knit fabric and a heavier beige fabric (I am thinking Grainline Moss Skirt ask live in the denim one I made a while ago)

Then off to the shops, we were in and out a number before we ended (or at least I ended!) in Fabricland.

I ended up purchasing 3 pieces of fabric. Why would I be purchasing fabric when I just said that I have put away all the used fabric that was for FESA? Well I am making summer dresses. Yes I know that it is minus 5 outside and we are in winter, but I am lucky enough to be spending 3 weeks in Australia and New Zealand in January. A family wedding and general catching up with family and friends.

 And here are the gloves (actually they are called wristlets!) that I knitted. I used left over yarn from my Owl Sweater. Thanks to Tracey for sending me this pattern after the first Toronto Sewing meet-up!


  1. That was a fun day, sure is nice to see the pictures and remember it.

  2. Happy Holidays Debbie - Iove the pink owls! They will keep you warm until your trip!

  3. I'm finally catching up on blog reading - thanks for posting the pictures. Wow, it was so warm them compared to now! Happy New Year Debbie and enjoy your trip!