With my renewed interest in fashion sewing and having more time on my hands I felt that I should perhaps go along and investigate whether things had changed to include more crafts again. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Although there were a lot of quilting stalls there was a definite improvement to include other crafts. Still not much in the way of dressmaking though. sniff. It seems, whomever organizes these events think there are no sewists out there. Boy, are they wrong! I could hardly get to the sewing books, the other craft books were easy to see but the sewing books; quite difficult.
With my only interest in finding fashion sewing related things; below is what I came home with.
|Beads for a necklace|
As I really don't go into Melbourne very often I thought a visit to the fabric shop was in order while there. I must say I was disappointed as the fabrics they had were very expensive and I can't justify spending that amount of money on my clothes. Having said that I didn't come away empty handed.
I found a digital print cotton which I'll use for a summer top.
And a knitting pattern which I think is fabulous. I'm very attracted to this colour pink but I may use a blue/turquiose instead. I think this will be my next knitting project as I desperately need jumpers for the winter days.
I had occassion to return to Melbourne a second day with David. I'll leave you with a few snaps I took while there.
|One gas tower going full|
|Three at once|
|Under the gas display|