Some of my favourite blogs about sewing have to do with retro styles and sewing. Blogs that I read on a regular basis are We Sew Retro and Gertie's Blog For Better Sewing. I was also disappointed that there was nothing at the show that represented retro fashion, steampunk, or victorian corsetry. (At least nothing I found while walking around the show) Farthingales Corsetry from Stratford, Ontario was at the show with a table. However, they did not bring any of their wonderful patterns or corset making supplies with them. They were just simply there to teach a corset making course. Perhaps I will take a course in the future but they are very expensive. I think I would learn quite a bit from the course even though I am an experienced seamstress so it might be worth the money.
Most of the Creativ Festival revolved around quilting, jewelry making, or knitting and crochet. The problem I have with that is that the only hobby I have right now is sewing. And I am not much of a quilter either even though I know how to. The thought I had after walking around the show was that I need to branch out and try some new crafts! Maybe I will try some jewelry making first and then I will give crochet a go. I would love some pretty crocheted shawls and arm warmers!
I did manage to find some very pretty Halloween fabrics and quilt patterns while wandering around the show...
My favourite part of the day was watching a fashion show by the local fashion school. Some of the students were very good. Most of the designs were classic with a bit of a twist.
And a great selection of fabrics at Lens Mill.
All in all it was a nice day looking at pretty fabrics and other shiny stuff. Hopefully Gertie will be there next year. I love her books!