Because of quite extensive house renovations at the moment I haven't really got anywhere that is a) dust free or b) any available space to plug in my sewing machine.
After a hard day pulling down a wall and generally being as dusty as anything I was so glad to venture into Sew Over It a delightful crafty mecca of awesome proportions.
We were skillfuly guided by our tutor Julie, who was an experienced sewer who has worked in theatrical costume. She was an absolute superstar. There were three other lovely ladies taking part in the workshop, Carla from NZ, Jo from Cumbria (a fellow blogger) and another lady whose name escapes me (will have to find out next week). The atmoshpere was great and Julie provided us with regular tea and cake - always good in my book!
I am really looking forward to part two of the workshop next week. Here is a sneak peak of the Tulip skirt in progress. I decided that if I was going to spend the time making one skirt I may as well buy some more fabric and cut out a second colour version as well!
We have homework for next week which is to sew up the lining, bond the interfacing onto the waistband and attach the waistband! Something I will need to squeeze in this weekend ; )