I spent this past weekend in Mineola, Texas hosting our Fall Sewing Retreat at the Southern Comfort Retreat House. It is always a blast and an absolute sewing extravaganza! This retreat's focus was on the construction of children's clothing; specifically knits. However, our first project for this retreat with a little fall twirly skirt. It was not made out of knits ~ after all, we had to have the evening to prewash the knits for Saturday! The project that I chose for our first garment was "Boo" which is one of our newest kits! It is also pictured in the upper left of this blog.
|Hey, Mona . . . looking good!|
|Mollie & Bettie, "real" sewing sisters!|
|Are you having fun yet, Denise!|
|Yes, Tracy, this is Heaven!|
Below are some of the "Boos" that the attendees made on Friday night.
I love the addition of multi-colored tulle under the lower ruffle!
|Nancy's favorite colors!|
|This ain't no "prairie chicken" look"!|
Some chose to use different fabrics (same pattern as "Boo").
And, then others, chose to test out a new pattern. On the right is the Girly Gore Skirt by Indygo Junction.
Of course, we do eat well at these retreats. Here are the dining rooms (see Linda in the kitchen! ~ she is our hostess extraordinaire ~the chef!) and part of our Friday night feast.
On Saturday, we sewed with knits! Many of the ladies had never "touched" a knit before. Well, you know what I mean. They had never dared sew with them. We had lots of beautiful garments by the end of the day!
Here is Tracy with her first knit project finished!
I do not know where everyone gets so much energy, but no one went to bed before midnight. For several it was much much later! By Sunday afternoon everyone had sewn up several little outfits and proud of their accomplishments as well as just a little tired. Memories were made, new sewing buddies were found and I think that many of us put a pound or two over the weekend! Ugh, that means back to the daily diet plan ~ eating healthy can be a little boring!
|Just a little Hippie Chick!|
|Great fabric combination!|
|A new twist on "Maya"!|
|A cute little "Bubble" skirt.|
Above are a just a few more pictures of the incredible little outfits that were sewn at our retreat this past weekend. Wow, what a bunch of creative women! I am so blessed to be able to share with them!