It's as predictable as the sun coming up . . . Thursday of sewing camp takes on what I call a "disco" mode, with everyone sewing a second or third project, getting fitted in another pattern, talking, comparing, laughing, and beginning to think about how much she will miss the new sewing friends she's made. Friday morning, things take on a new, silent seriousness, as the mad rush to complete projects ensures, and more sadness as the hours march by and another week with Sandra Betzina comes to a close.
Sandra told us her father said, "Entertain the people you do business with in your home," and that is why at the close of each sewing camp, she has all 10 of us (plus various friends, family, and spouses) for dinner at her exquisite loft in SOMA near AT&T Park.
Here's how the week shook out:
Catherine made a fabulous pair of pants. I was nice and didn't take a photo of her booty, even though it does look fly.
Buoyed by her success with the Anda dress, Carol worked on another project. She's learning what a sleeve pattern looks like, a bodice, a facing. It's pretty weird if you haven't done it before!
Sandra fine tunes the fit on Lyn's dress. This is a very important dress because Lyn is being honored at an event for her years of fundraising for Planned Parenthood.
Jenni made a skirt from this wonderful Japanese linen/cotton eyeglass print she got at Piedmont. A print with cameras is underneath. Did I mention Jenni's a budding genius? Yes, I did. But I can say it again.
Diane sewed one of the new patterns from Sandra's line.
I'm channeling my inner Joan Holloway.
Cat's "convertible dress." She didn't make it at sewing camp, but isn't it fabulous?
Jenni's apple dress. She said she was very hungry while she was shopping for fabric.
Well, that's it for another week of sewing camp. I love my new and old friends, and the thing we share: sewing, sewing, sewing!