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Fashion Sewing Retreat - Nov 19 -to 21, 2018

This retreat is now full.

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Come away with us for a fun and exciting fashion sewing retreat in the company of other enthusiasts! Relax and enjoy the historic charm of the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa while working on projects of your choice.

Feature Guest: Émilie of Jalie Sewing Patterns will be on hand all three days to assist you with your Jalie patterns. For her bio visit

Your retreat package includes:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Deluxe Inn Room with either two queen or one king bed. The modern guest rooms all feature comfortable beds with duvets, in-room coffee machine, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen cable television with pay per view movies, and spa-inspired bathrooms.
  • Monday evening reception with refreshments and fashion trunk show featuring Jalie garments.
  • Two full hot breakfasts, buffet style, served in the main dining room.
  • One working dinner with menu choices in a private dining room.
  • Morning and afternoon coffee and tea.
  • Gratuities on the above services.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Free parking.
  • Three days of sewing in the James Harris Room on your own 8' table.
  • Discount of 15% at the on-site Aveda Spa.

NOTE: If you have selected the Double Occupancy option, please specify if there is someone you will be rooming with or if you wish us to pair you with another individual seeking double occupancy. If you are booking two double occupancies, please provide the full name of the person you are sharing with. If you choose Double Occupancy and we are unable to find a person to share, you will be billed for at the Single Occupancy rate.

DEPOSITS: A deposit of $250 per person will hold a spot for double occupancy. A deposit of $275.00 will hold a spot for single occupancy. Final payment is due Sep 19, 2018.

CANCELLATIONS: You may cancel your reservation up until Sep 18. 2018. A $25.00 administration fee will be charged and deducted to cover the cost of cancellation. No refunds for cancellations made after Sep 18 2018 unless there is a waiting list and we are able to sell your spot to another individual). If we cancel the sewing retreat for any reason, a full refund will be made to you.

The James Harris room will be equipped with:

  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Two cutting tables on risers
  • Extra lamps to improve lighting

During the retreat a large selection of Jalie Sewing Patterns (not dance or exercise wear) and fashion fabrics will be available for purchase.

Not included:

  • Transportation to and from the retreat.
  • Meals not specified above.
  • Spa or other hotel service not mentioned above.
  • HST.

What to bring:

  • Sewing machine in good working order, including manual, foot pedal, electrical cord and accessories.
  • Power bar.
  • Serger and/or coverstitch, serger thread to match your projects, all accessories (optional)
  • Large cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler, etc.
  • Tracing paper; e.g. exam table paper
  • Scissors
  • Patterns and fabrics, sewing thread
  • Extra machine needles, pins, markers and any other tools you will need to complete your projects.

Take advantage of the 15% Discount on the Aveda Spa services during your stay. Hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. For a list of services available, visit Reservations recommended.

Itinerary (subject to change):

Mon Nov 19

  • 10:00 am - Move in and set up sewing stations in the James Harris Room
  • 3:00 pm - Room Check-in at Reception
  • 5:00 pm - Fashion Trunk Show & Reception in the James Harris Room
  • Sewing until midnight at your pleasure

Tue Nov 20

  • 7:00 am - 10:00 am - Full hot breakfast buffet in the Main Dining Room
  • 8:00 am - Sewing in the James Harris Room
  • 6:00 pm - Working dinner in a private dining room
  • Sewing until midnight at your pleasure

Wed Nov 21

  • 7:00 am - 10:00 am - Full hot breakfast buffet in the Main Dining Room
  • 8:00 am - Sewing in the James Harris Room
  • 11:00 am - Room Check-out at Reception
  • 12:00 noon - Working lunch served in the James Harris Room
  • 5:00 pm - Depart Elm Hurst Inn & Spa

This is a "sit and sew" retreat with a difference! You work on the projects of your choice at your own pace. But Catherine Goetz and Emilie of Jalie will be on hand to provide advice and assistance throughout the three days (8:00 am to 5:00 pm exclusive of meals and breaks). There will also be periodic, optional, demonstrations of various sewing techniques every day. This is a great opportunity to get going on new projects, finish off those UFOs, and get help with projects you are struggling with.

Terms and Conditions: Distinctive Sewing Supplies is not responsible for any loss or damages incurred before, during or after the retreat. It is recommended that you have personal, property and cancellation insurance to cover any loss you may incur as a result of participating in this event.


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