Monday, June 29, 2015

Montreal Sewing Meetup - July 4th 2015

A Whole Day of Fun / Une journée de plaisir!

11h30 at Pizzali coq, 7616 St-Hubert, métro JARRY
13h at Kava, 7609 St-Hubert : for fabric shopping / pour magasiner du tissus...
17h at Gainzbar, 6289 St-Hubert, métro Beaubien,

Invitation / details :  Facebook Event !


Saturday July 4th 2015 at 11h30, 13h or 17h

All sewing enthusiasts are invited to share a few tapas, cocktails and chitchat about our hobby and life this Saturday July 4th 2015. The main event will be a 5@7 at Gainzbar from 17h until as far as the night will carry us! :D

If interested, meet us prior to go fabric shopping on St-Hubert, starting at Kava around 13h and going South until we reach the Gainzbar when the stores closes!

If you would love to grab lunch too, we will eat at the affordable and quite generous in their portion Pizzeli Coq at 11h30.

RSVP Please!

Samedi le 4 juillet 2015 à 11h30, 13h or 17h

Amateurs de couture, vous êtes invités autour de quelques tapas et de bons cocktails à jaser de tout et de couture ce Samedi 4 juillet 2015. L'activité principale sera le 5@7 au Gainzbar dès 17h jusqu'au last call! ;)

Si magasiner du tissus vous démanche, rendez-vous avant chez Kava à 13h et nous descendrons la rue St-Hubert vers le Sud tranquillement jusqu'au Gainzbar à la fermeture des boutiques!!

Envie d'un diner abordable et généreux? Venez avec nous au Pizzeli Coq dès 11h30 pour une journée bien remplie!!


À bientôt!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Montreal Sewing Blogger Meetup!!

Gainzbar - 6289 St-Hubert - at 5pm


Ce Samedi 4 Juillet!

Salut tout le monde, il s'organise un petit rassemblement de couturière ce samedi 4 juillet 2015. Jusqu'à présent, on parle d'un 5@7 au Gainzbar sur St-Hubert. Mais il flotte dans l'air une possibilité de magasinage de tissus avant... Je vais mettre les détails quand ils seront connus! :D

This Saturday July 4th!

Hello, a little meeting will happen at the Gainzbar on St-Hubert for a 5@7 this Saturday July 4th 2015. Some fabric shopping might take place before... I will post details when they will be know! :D

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Unselfish Sewing : purse and dress

My daughter's dress / Robe pour ma fille

My daughter is only 6 years old, but she is very opinionated about what she wants to wear at my sister's wedding next September... At first she wanted a mermaid skirt, but I was afraid it wouldn't allow her the liberty of movement she will crave to play! We had some discussions, none of us really happy with the compromises... But then she saw a pin on my Pinterest board of a one shoulder sheath dress and asked me if I could sew that bodice but with a a high-low skirt like her favorite Barbie dress. Of course my love!

The bodice pattern is the Bridgette Dress from Violet Field Threads Etsy shop. I drafted the full circle skirt with box pleats in the back and pleats in the front, similar to the By Hand London Flora dress and a wink to the 9,500$ Mikado Silk Dior Dress (similar to Jennifer Lawrence) I tried once in NYC!

Here is the muslin in her favorite color awaiting hemming and a zipper. She was so thrilled she wants me to finish it for the last day of school next week! Sorry for the blurry pictures ; those were the best out of the gazillion of twirling-like-a-tornado-of-giggles pictures!

Muslin for my daughter's dress for the wedding

Clutch purse / Petit sac à main

As a gift for my mother in law, I chose a bag pattern that matched her coral & white dress pleated neckline, used remnant of my own bridesmaid dresses (a white poly satin) and fabric from her own mother's stash for the lining. I sewed it up and send it via priority mail to be on time for her retirement party! She was very happy and I liked it so much that I will sew 2 more for the bridesmaid at my sister's wedding! The pattern is the Wrislet Clutch Purse from Constructiv Patterns Etsy shop.

I love the final sewn clutch ; it is a great size for a night out and I love the recessed zipper as it look more professional! The PDF pattern was easy to assemble. I prefer pattern with more illustration than text, but it wasn't too difficult to put together. Next one I will do, I will make a removable strap instead, using a clip on the strap and D ring sewn in the side seam of the bag.

Gail's Retirement Purse