I was lucky enough to be invited along to a sewists meetup here in Montreal last weekend, by the lovely Caroline, who sews an impressive number of things (cute undies of late!) She organized a visit to the Musée du Costume et du Textile de Montréal for a big group of us. Now while I have sewn a few garments over the years (I used to make all my own pants!) I am certainly more of a quilter now, couture is beyond me, so fiddley and impressive! I know my niche is sewing straight 1/4 in. seams on quilting weight cotton. I’m a bit shy in person, which is dumb, because everyone was super nice and I loved the exhibition, it made me want to attempt making some clothes for myself.
The exhibition was an awesome collection of fashion made by designers from Quebec through the decades, beginning around 100 years ago up to now. It was curated in mostly black and gold with a touch more colour here and there. Hand made lace and bustles right up to a sculptural crocheted jute dress.
I hope there are more meetups soon, probably not over the winter, but next year perhaps. And thanks again to Caro for having me : )
I didn’t sew much because I went out on a Sunday afternoon for a change!! But I’m working on a quilt for Mitch, because he’s sad he not allowed up on the new couch. A super fast simple quilt made from scrap fabric. I’ll show you soon! Bon weekend!