I am a bit late posting my accounts of the fabulous day, where I and other 15 wonderful sewists met in Birmingham. A wonderful way to spend a saturday, organised by two darling hosts: Marie and Kat. I will try to not be repetitive on what we did but I will share my buys and gorgeous swaps I came home with.
Oh my way there I indulged myself on my favourite transportable hobby… I am such a slow knitter and I find embroidering such a instant gratification project. I am making lots of small sewing related samples that I will later use as appliqués on a quilt or sewing caddy. I haven’t decided.
I didn’t take my camera with me, Booo.. and its seens most of us took some phone pictures. They are so unflattering that I will post it with caution. I totally cringed at the most unflattering photo of myself I have ever seen live on the internet to the world to see so I don’t want to inflict that on anyone.
It actually made me think on how lighting and body position can be our worst enemy and totally affect the perception of the outfit. Keep an eye for my future tips on how to take more flattering self pictures…
Like every meet up the outfits are always amazing to see it live, some of us even sport more than one made item at a time.. looking a Karen with her
at the time unblogged Alma, minori jacket and that cute bag I spotted in the corner.
I bet if I kept looking I would notice a lot more but I guess staring at each other can look a bit weird for the outside world.
It seens that a lot of people still think its weird when we tell them that we all met because of our blogs (internet) and our hobby is sewing. Why there is still a stigma of people getting together online or that sewing its a nana’s thing where when its a ‘fan club’ of music or sport people think it’s more acceptable I don’t know.
Talking about all those gorgeous outfits, my ultimate favourite was Katie’s… Oh that cape is to so well made and gorgeous. I wish I could wear it.
And guess what? Winnie and I decided that we would go as twins LOL. Can you believe its the same pattern? Oh yes… sewing rocks.
So what did I get on the swap:
Thank you, Marie, Katie ,Stef, Helen and Suzy. They went to a very loving home.
And what did I buy:
Two jewel-coloured ponte Knit for more comfy winter dresses at £2 p/m.
This spurge 100% wool in trendy metallic plaid for Gertie’s high waist pencil skirt £11.95 p/m
And this cosy knit for Dixie new free pattern at £2//m
A total outlay of £24. Not bad at all.
Here are everyone’s blogs. Well worth reading this fabulous ladies: