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August 26 - 28th!

Sewing weekend, open to all (and all skill levels), with crash space, at my place in Dumfries, VA.

Here's the deal. Come over to my place any time from 6:30 on Friday to Sunday afternoon. Stay as long or as short as you like. Bring a project (or several). It doesn't matter if it's something you can breeze through easily, something so challenging it's been sitting in the back of your closet for years, or that mending you never get around to.

Bring your sewing machine if you've got one (or two! we will have more people than machines). Here's the main idea: If you know what you're doing, come ready to help people out. If you don't know what you're doing, we'll help you. I'm happy to take on complete beginners and start you with a simple project. We'll be making at least one trip to the fabric store during the weekend for supplies.

If you're interesting in getting started with corsetry, I can start you on the pattern-making/mock-up process, but DON'T expect to get it all done in a weekend. I'm not an expert, but I'll do my best to share what I've been learning.

We'll socialize, we'll sew. We have crash space, and even a bed or two for the first couple of people. Scott has offered to make at least one meal for us, and last time we had waffles for breakfast. ^_^ The rest of the food we'll figure out as we go.

PLEASE RSVP. We'd like to know who/how many to expect, especially so Scott can feed us. Last time we ended up with a revolving door of sewers, and so had plenty of room for everyone. Just let us know when to expect you. We had a fabulous weekend last time, and I'm really looking forward to doing it again.


Date: 2005-08-04 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azbound.livejournal.com
That sounds so beautiful, and I so wish I could attend. (I would love to make a wrap for my wedding dress.)

Date: 2005-08-04 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
You could always try to start one up where you're living now. Lots of sewers work alone and would like company and someone to share their interests with.

Date: 2005-08-04 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azbound.livejournal.com
You make an excellent point.

But I also am commenting on how I like you...and I'm always game for waffles.

Date: 2005-08-04 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluejai.livejournal.com
I would love to do this, especially since you're willing to take beginners. However, we'll still be out of town that weekend. :(

Date: 2005-08-04 09:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
:( I'm sure we'll be doing it again sometime. I'd really like to hold them regularly, like every couple of months.

Date: 2005-08-04 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megasus4.livejournal.com
I won't be coming to this one...that's just before Teacher Week and I will most likely be nervously trying to get some stuff together before The Week of Hellishly Pointless Meetings and Backbreaking Moving of Textbooks.

Date: 2005-08-04 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
Yeah, it's right before school starts for a lot of people. If we'd pushed it back it would have been a month or two...so I'm just hoping to have another one in a couple of months and grab you school-involved folks then.

Date: 2005-08-04 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angldst.livejournal.com
Thus far, I expect that I'd be able to make it, and, as such,I would love to come down and sew with you! I'll try to let you know more specifically, closer to the event, but put me down as a 'highly likely'. :)



Date: 2005-08-05 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] briarhill.livejournal.com
*sighs* Dammit - that's the weekend we leave for vacation. I miss the bloody thing again!

Date: 2005-08-05 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] keller.livejournal.com
Sounds fantastic- I'm not positive what my EXACT availability is, but I would like to come for half a day to a day (probably Saturday?) and hopefully I'll have my new (old) sewing machine by then. That is if you're still okay with having an almost relative stranger pop in.

Date: 2005-08-05 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dwarfrage.livejournal.com
We like strangers. Heck, we get stranger the longer you know us.

Date: 2005-08-05 04:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
How are we to make friends if we avoid strangers? We'd love to have you.

Both my sewing machines are old too, and I love them. It's nice to have a machine that you understand, instead of something with so many buttons and switches that you can't tell a tension guide from a buttonhole switch. ^_^

Date: 2005-08-05 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] painkillerjane.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure a Girl Weekend (or even an afternoon) would do me a lot of good. I might have a wedding or somesuch that weekend though -- I'll check.

Date: 2005-08-05 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dwarfrage.livejournal.com
Note I'll be there. And doing manly things like playing World of Warcraft while people sew. :)

Date: 2005-08-05 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizkayl.livejournal.com
I'll be there, meeting amanda there before karen's thing and probably afterwards if it's not too late, if not, sunday afternoon to save the undone shirt from more kitty fur


Date: 2005-08-05 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninomit-arol.livejournal.com
spouse claims its a larp weekend
so kid can spend the day with grammy who will give up the machine for my use and we can carpool up or some such and come back late. excitement!

course, no idea where the sewing and craft supplies are in all the moving clutter.i suspect they came over first, which means further in the wall o junk to be put away.
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