There with bells on.
But your first important question is, what do you wear on a meet-up of talented sewing enthusiasts?
Your newest thing of course (which I will show you soon). Because it’s kind of like a date!
With a person off the internet. Or 15 of them…let’s leave that there.
First order of business was the grand swap. Claire of Sew, Incidentally contributed her awe-inspiring organisational skills of course, with swatch sheets, charts to list your new items and measuring implements for all conceivable circumstances.
I want to hire her to run my life for me.
I managed to walk away with none of my original items and some very nice replacement fabrics. We then strolled down Walthamstow High Street, stopping at several fabric stores and visiting the man outside Sainsbury’s of course.
You don’t know about the man?
You need to go see the man.
So what did I walk away with? Here are some fabrics…
1. Some orange denim swapped from Stevie. 2. Hot pink, purple, grey checked synthetic madness from a shop along Walthamstow High St for £2m/m. 3. Some purple lining and 4. Lilac denim from the swap. Followed by 5. African wax fabric and 6. Boiled wool jersey (alleged) from the man outside Sainsbury’s in the baddassest leopard print with a mix of grey and magenta spots.
And some lovely vintage patterns as well:
All from generous swappers: 1. Simplicity 8249 2. Simplicity 9082 3. Simplicity 9415.
Meeting sewing bloggers and sewing enthusiasts in real life is never a disappointment. You don’t need to chat long before you’ve drifted off dressmaking entirely and on to jobs and life and the merits of red velvet cake.
Thanks again to Stevie for arranging!