On 12 November 2019, 22 members and friends took our annual bus trip to Adelaide from Strathalbyn. We travelled 65 km, first to the State Theatre Costume Store where we had the greatest joy inspecting costumes from many productions performed in Adelaide. These costumes are now available for hire.
We had a great time turning garments inside out to see how they were made. Some of us did a mini dress up and many wanted to stay much longer than time allowed.
Next stop was DK Fabrics. Most members were quite familiar with this store and knew before arrival what they were looking for. On to our second stop, a major shopping complex at Unley, for lunch and a very brief look around the shops before venturing down the road to the next fabric store to browse, be enthused and purchase if desired. We also found an amazing Op Shop nearby and many of us spent more time there than looking at fabric.
Our last stop for the day was at Ferrier Fashion Fabrics. What a feast for the eyes this was with their beautiful embroidered and embossed fabrics for that extremely elegant evening gown or bridal apparel. The ladies enthusiasm for the fabrics kept the business owner so busy time ran out and we had to round everyone up for the return trip home.
On 10 December we met again for our annual Christmas lunch, fashion show and display of garments and items made throughout the year. We were so fortunate to have gift vouchers from Knitwit to award to those items voted deserving of a prize.
(L-R) Margaret's beading, Narelle's embroidery, Margaret's handbag
Many members wore garments made during the year and paraded them for judging.
The group enjoying a shared Christmas Lunch.
So much lovely food and great company.
Strathalbyn Sewers SA Coordinator