♫ Ohhh the jersey ladies…. Ohh the Jersey ladies… ohhh the jersey ladies.. put your hands up ♫
|From left to right: Mela, Alana, Suzy, Karen, Jane, Rehanon ,Zoe, Michele, Kat, Marie, Me, Catherine & Camilla.|
On saturday, I had the pleasure of spend the day with talented, fun, like minded sewing enthusiasts. Direct quoting master of the words, Karen “I feel sorry for people who don’t sew – they have no idea of the wealth of warmth and friendship they’re missing out on”.
I couldn’t agreed more my friend. I left the day feeling full of creative energy, delighted to see some creations off screen on they best light- been worn by their creators; specially Susy’s ‘Minoru’ which I stroke non stop and Alana’s ‘Bow Blouse’...
Enjoy catching up on latest sewing technique and swapping fabric hiding techniques… Marie, did your plan worked?
Claire, chief fabric scout,made the terrain recognition the week before, making a very detailed map of best buy, baking before hand so we won’t get hungry not even mention she is the sweetest! Girl, I bow to your organisations skills.
We start the day emptying our bags to swap.. with so many OHH ands Awwws you can imagine the quality of the stuff been re homed. Some of the fabrics indeed were meant to be shared. Some lucky lady went home with Rehanon’s green lucky of the irish, same one of her amazing pastille dress.
Mela took some of the one off print fabric I had it printed in the university and I’m so curious to know what lovely thing she will make.
Camilla, Jane and Catherine brought the best patterns for the swap. We had Donna Karan, Cynthia Rowley, Lisette… No stop good taste here…
Michelle was across myself and she bagged amazing swap goodies.
On our 1st store visit, I was eyeing Kat’s choices for her ‘Truffle’ and I’m ‘sew’ excited to see it ready as she plans to make it for a wedding party.
Last not least, another common thread during the day was the warm hugs and happy faces around. You finally meet in person these inspiring people that we participate on their adventures and them ours and they are every little bit as you imagine them to be.
On the end of the day, not only Zoe had a great idea to donate the extra loveliness we had left , even the Butterick kaftan that we jointly brainstormed into turning into a animal print slanket been re home to HRH mom… She been ages looking for something to sew for the summer nights. Yeah!!! It’s all good.
I went home with incredible stuff. I will be making my thank you cards and will require addresses soon !
And you wonder… Have I been good or have I been naughty on the fabric shops? With prices as £2 a metre how can oneself be naughty?? Here is a selection of what I brought.
Our attendees list & their lovely blogs:
Alana – lazystitching.com
Camilla (no blog, but still lots of fun!)
Catherine – cyberdaze.wordpress.com
Claire – sew-incidentally.com
Jane – handmadejane.blogspot.co.uk
Karen – didyoumakethat.wordpress.com
Marie – asewingodyssey.blogspot.co.uk
Melizza – pincushiontreats.wordpress.com
Michelle – naughtylittleepoch.blogspot.co.uk
Rachel – Me
Rehanon – missdemeanourisonthemake.blogspot.co.uk
Suzy – suzysewing.blogspot.co.uk
And again, Thank you so much for the amazing time together ladies, you make sewing way more fun !
If you couldn’t make it but want to join the next one, we are planning to have a Summer picnic: tea party and I set up a link to choose the best day. I will close the link end of may. Join us !