Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pattern Review Sydney Weekend

Just returned from a quick trip to Sydney to join the Pattern Review (PR) girls for a weekend of   ......

Fabric Shopping

 I was most impressed with The Remnant Warehouse, 494 Botany Rd, Alexandria. Lovely selection of fabrics, presented well, good prices, super friendly and knowledgeable staff - what more could you want?
Standard Knits  52 Pemberton Street,
Botany


 5 metre minimum cuts on a very very big range of Australian made and dyed knit fabrics.
 Metro Fabrics - 1/ 619 Princes Hwy, Tempe - The sheer quantity and range of goodies at this place was truly overwhelming!! And there's a gigantic IKEA store being built right across the road - so future trips should prove most beneficial!


Boning - every possible variation!

Then, lunch at Newtown and this little gem .....
 All Buttons Great and Small -419a King Street, Newtown


 Leather, leather, leather, snake skins - unbelievable!!!  707 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

 Then just enough energy for these 2 lovely lovely shops:
 The Fabric Store, 21 Cooper Street, Surry Hills
Tessuti's, 110 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Dinner after our BIG DAY OUT was enjoyed on Crown St .... after spending most of our money on fabric we struggled to scrape together enough for the bill ......


Next day - a workshop.....


It was lovely to meet Lena, I did her workshop about adapting patterns for knits considering the stretch factor - very interesting!

So I must apologise if you're sitting there experiencing a severe gut wrenching attack of envy .....it was all Sharon's fault!  Thanks Sharon it was fabulous and fun!!!! And always good to meet new sewing folk from across the land and Tasman Sea!

16 comments:

  1. Looks like a perfect weekend! Thanks for the links to all the places to visit next time I am in Sydney!

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  2. What a fab week-end - wish I could have come!

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  3. Oh my goodness I live in Sydney and wasn't even aware of some of these incredible gems! Thank you thank you for sharing!

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  4. Yes, I am j e a l o u s ! I bet it was warm and sunny too!

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  5. Wow, those are some great resources! I love love the fun details at the button shop!

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  6. Jealous! Looks like a fun experience!

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  7. Couldn't make the PR weekend - family stuff. Perhaps better I didn't as my stash is an embarrassment. I new about all the stops except the leather so thanks for the tip.

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  8. Oh wow I am seriously envious of your day!

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  9. Glad you had a great time, now I just need to recover :)

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  10. Yes, I am having a serious attack of envy. Those shops look fantastic. Sounds like an incredible busy and fun weekend.

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  11. It is all green, green, green with envy here. Such a pity that visiting the rellies in Sydney leaves so little time for fabric shopping ;(
    PS I bought some of the skinny crinoline stiffening, so hopefully it will do the trick. Thanks

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  12. Thanks for sharing the shopping trip - great stuff.

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