I have had a really great week-end. The girls (Caity & Chriss) and I went fabric shopping in Brisbane.
First up was Fabric Barn at Sumner Park. They had a great range and also lots of lovely stretch knits which looked very similar to ones I have been checking out on overseas fabric sites. These are the lovely jerseys I bought. The first two will make up Jalie tops and the black is for comfy pants for travel.
Next stop was Indooroopilly Shoppingtown and Sckafs fabrics - yummy.... terrific range again, great service and also heaps of trims and notions.
Again I bought a few fabrics. The first two in the photo are cottons from the end of roll sale - $5 a metre could not pass them up. The next is the most delicious stretch knit to make another Jalie top. the fourth is a plain cream cotton knit - very good quality to make a great wardrobe builder top. I am going to have plenty of tops when I sew these all up! However I have a big pile of old t-shirts that are due to be thrown out!
On Sunday, Caity & I met up with Linda for a coffee and chatted about our new art quilters on-line group which Linda has just organised. Linda was up for a quilting retreat week-end. Lucky she doesn't feel the cold as it was quite a miserable week-end!
Then in the afternoon I decided to make a small sewing project and made the McCall's 5105 top in a remnant piece of Cavalli (Poly/spandex) bought from Gardams. If you are interested I did a review.
This is the first time I have tried twin needle stitching and it went quite well. I think the tension on the back was a little tight but otherwise if went very well.