Sewing Retreat Next Weekend

If you’re like me, the thought of just sewing for a weekend sounds like heaven. No stopping to feed anyone or do dishes. Just hours and hours of uninterrupted sewing.

Next weekend I’m doing just that!

The Atlanta Sewing Guild has a couple of retreats each year. I haven’t been before, but thought I’d jump in! Full disclosure: I’m very independent and am perfectly happy being on my own, but I know I have to get out and socialise more – so this is a nice fit. Time to work independently, and be with others who also enjoy sewing.

At the retreat there will be sewing time on Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday, and Sunday. To make that time more productive, the plan is to cut two or three garments in advance. So this weekend  my goal is to plan the projects and buy notions. I’d like to finish the retreat with two garments completed. Here are my options. Please jump in and offer opinions!


The Tilly and the Buttons pattern and Tana Lawn cotton are both from Liberty of London, and they’re souvenirs from the London trip in May. I need short sleeved tops for work, and love the shaping and collar on this.


This Telio ITY was purchased from It’s a kitty fabric, but I think the pattern is small enough that it won’t look too crazy cat-lady. The plan  is a wrap dress, but I haven’t decided whether to use the Simplicity or Butterick pattern.


Another top for work, which is probably the biggest need in my wardrobe. I bought this in the summer so it’s lightweight, but it will be good under a jacket or cardigan. Fabric source: Gail K Fabrics, Atlanta.


I have several nighties from Soma and love them. But they are so expensive! I’m going to make View A, but turn it into a nightgown. This particular fabric (source: Craftsy) feels just like the Cool Nights fabric in Soma’s nightwear.


img_2545Finally, there are a zillion positive reviews of Jalie’s pull-on Eleanor jeans on Pattern Review, so I figured it’s time to take the plunge. The stretch denim is from Emma One Sock, and I’d make the full-length jeans in a boot cut.

So what would you make if you had 2 days of sewing with people who have plenty of experience to help with pattern modifications, and extra eyes to help with fitting?

One thought on “Sewing Retreat Next Weekend

  1. I like the short sleeve top in Tilly; the butte rick dress looks fine or A in Simplicity; I like B in McCall’s top because I have trouble with ties in slippery fabrics. Have a great weekend

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