Monthly Archives: December 2012

January 6, 2013 – Unveiled!

sarahs_avatarThe WA Museum is currently hosting an exhibition all the way from London’s Victoria & Albert Museum – wedding dresses! Lingerie! Hats! Shoes! See website. From the website:

Relive 200 years of romance and glamour with this dramatic collection of wedding fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

This exhibition traces the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and shows how both brides and designers have stamped their own style on tradition. It considers the influence of the wedding industry, the effect of the increasing media focus on wedding fashions, and the excitement generated by society and celebrity weddings.

The exhibition features 65 wedding outfits and accessories of both brides and bridegrooms. The range of accessories includes veils, hats, shoes, wreaths, and lingerie.

Interested in going along and checking it out? Well, the exhibition is on display until 24 March 2013. But, a group from the sewing club will be heading along on Sunday, January 6 at 1pm. Visit MeetUp to RSVP if you want to join us!

Just for the record, 98% of the reason I’m going along is to see Gwen Stefani’s John Galliano-designed wedding dress (below)!!

Sewing Club Meets 2013

sarahs_avatarHi everyone! For your new, shiny diaries… here are the dates for the 2013 meets of the Perth BSC Sewing Club!

In 2013, meets will continue to alternate between Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at 1:30pm.  Dates for the meets are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 19
  • Sunday, February 17
  • Saturday March 16
  • Sunday, April 14 (also proposed month for sewing weekend away)
  • Saturday, May 18
  • Sunday, June 16
  • Sunday, July 21
  • Sunday, August 18
  • Sunday, September 15
  • Sunday, October 13 (also proposed month for sewing weekend away)
  • Sunday, November 17
  • Sunday, December 15

Most meets will continue to be held at the Sewanista Fashion Workshop in Malaga – thanks to Sandra for her ongoing generosity. (Don’t forget to check out the Sewanista Facebook page!) However, as in previous years, the January & February meets will be held elsewhere – I’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the January meet.

Don’t forget to join our MeetUp page for notifications relating to scheduled meets – and please do your best to remember to RSVP… we’ve been close to or at capacity a few times in the last year, and we’ve got to make sure we have enough chairs for everyone!

See you in 2013 for more sewing!

Photo’s from the December MeetUp

Hi Everyone!

My name’s Kate – I’m a sporadic attendee of the Perth Burdastyle Sewing Club (due to family commitments) but I am always there in spirit and have really enjoyed the few event’s I have been able to make so far 🙂 Most recently I took part in the 2012 Great Christmas Ornament Swap, a really fun idea that added an air of festivity to our December MeetUp.

The following are a few pics I snapped in between madly trying to get my Christmas sewing done and imbibing in the bubbly (I apologise for quality in advance, my photography skills are a bit average at best):

Sarah brought her quilt along to work on...

Sarah brought her quilt along to work on…

...and here she is busily piecing with tiny, tiny stitches!

…and here she is busily piecing with tiny, tiny stitches!

Vanessa draws out her swap ornament

Vanessa draws out her swap ornament

Sarah M received two felt ornaments made by Vanessa. The gingerbread man has had his leg chomped off :)

Sarah M received two felt ornaments made by Vanessa. The gingerbread man has been nibbled on by hungry elves..

Debra received this beautifully embroidered cube

Debra received this beautifully embroidered cube ornament.

The very cute gingerbread girl ornament that I took home!

The very cute gingerbread girl ornament that I took home!

And a toast to the Holiday Season!!

And a toast to the Holiday Season!!

Now I’m sure I saw a few other club members with camera’s out so stayed tuned, there may be more pics to come!

Ironing board cover

My ironing board was up for an update. The old cheap cover it came with was less than perfect, it moved all the time plus it was in a weird silvery colour.

I got from the library “Home sewn home : 20 projects to make for the retro home” by  Sally Walton (which btw is, in my opinion, an ok book,  one of those books worth flicking through but not to buy). The book features an ironing board cover. I say “features” because there isn´t really any pattern, it just tell you to used the old cover to traces your new one. So I did so.

Finding the fabric was harder than I though. I went to Spotlight, all the fabrics I liked couldn´t be ironed at high temperatures! it took me around an 1h of looking at labels until I saw this fabric in the distance:

Fabric Iron

 

I thought that should stand high temperatures! and it did! So here is my new ironing board cover and my boyfriend happily (?) ironing on it.

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