Pattern Review – Maree's Designer Top Workshop

At the Pattern Review Convention in Melbourne on Sunday 14th March 2010 I ran my Designer Top workshop. It was a fantastic weekend! Jacqueline and I met lots of new sewers and it was lovely to catch up with others I had previously met on the Pattern Review fabric buying trips!

Here are some pictures from the day.

 Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 4

Mel organised the event which was a huge success with so many Patter Review members coming together from around Australia and New Zealand too!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 3

Claire and Glenda draw up their new Designer Top idea’s on the white board!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 1

Maree in action facilitating her Designer Top Workshop

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 2 lrg

Maree helping the girls with their fabric selections

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 5

Dorothy and Maree bought the same fabric on a Pattern Review fabric buying trip in Melboune last year. Dorothy wore her lovely skirt she had made and Maree wore her jacket she had made form that same fabric! What a match it was on Dorothy!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 6

Here Maree show’s the group the lines of the jacket and she let Dorothy know that as great as she looks in the combined suit she can’t take the jacket home with her! ;-)

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 7

Dorothy also brought some great show and tell – her warm winter leopard print coat!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 8

More show and tell from Dorothy – we had a real treat being inspired by her beautiful embellished skirt.

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 10

Kate & Mel stop to chat about their sewing progress.

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 11

Fabric selection has been decided!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 12

Another fabric selection has been planned!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 9

Fabric stash – so many possibilities!!

Thanks girls for a fabulous weekend at the Pattern Review Convention!

Feel free to make a comment below and I look forward to seeing you all again next time…

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

Be Sociable, Share!

Tags: , , , , ,

5 Responses to “Pattern Review – Maree's Designer Top Workshop”

  1. Glenda says:

    Great photos, Maree (and Jacqueline!) You really captured the spirit of fun that we all had.

    I took only a few; they’re on my blog at http://marriageandmetrics.blogspot.com.

  2. Maree says:

    Thanks girls! I’m glad to hear you have lots of new ideas and have been busy sewing up muslin’s too. I can’t wait to see your new designer tops!

  3. Sharon says:

    Maree, thank you for the great workshop. I’ve got loads of ideas running around in my head. Need to get myself into my sewing room.

  4. Marg says:

    Maree, I too really enjoyed your workshop, even though I had to leave early. I have sewn up a muslin of my T-shirt front, with a round yoke and some pleats instead of a V-neck. I am now keen to move on to the REAL THING and do the embellishment etc.

    Love the photos, especially Dorothy in the “suit”.

  5. Dorothy says:

    I just loved the workshop Maree! I started on the muslin for my t-shirt that night! I’ve been kind of flailing because I had some fitting problems with the pattern that I haven’t been able to resolve, but I decided to just go ahead since they are on the back of the pattern! Can’t wait to get my first embellished t-shirt completed.

Leave a Reply