V&A Spring Meet up, Epic Sewing summit.


It was a complete pleasure to host +50 amazing sewists on a full day of laughter, fabric spotting & shopping, in pristine handmade clothes. The V&A is such a beautiful venue to start and the sun came out to play.

Before meeting everyone, Lizzy and I sorted some extra goody bags in a local cafe.

For those that weren’t there, we took over a whole restaurant…
You can see here all the photos taken by Digpal Singh

Attendees & Blogs:
Name
Blog Name
Blog address
Marie
A Stitching Odyssey
Lizzy
Sew Busy Lizzy
Catherine
Cyberdaze
Jane
Jane’s Sew & Tell
Claire
Sew incidentally
Kim
Kim-ing
Stevie
Beebee’s Vintage Dress
Roisin
But it can’t be from Dolly Clackett. She gave me an Easter egg!
Alana
Lazy Stitching
Shivani
Pins & Needles
Fiona
Diary of a Chain Stitcher
Nicole
Nicole Needles
Joanne
Sew Little Time
Charlotte
ByHandLondon
yhandlondon.com
Elisalex
ByHandLondon
yhandlondon.com
Amy
Almond Rock
Tara
The amazing taracat
Carly 
Away We Sew
Jo
Sew Much Choice
Karen
Did you made that
Jenni
no blog

Janene
Ooobop
Katy
SleelSillouete
Amy
Sylkotwist
Amy
Diana & Me
Sally
Charity shop chic
Jane
Handmade Jane
Hannah
Sinbad & Sailor
Kathyln
Yes I Like that
Thea
Thea in sewing Land
Tamsin
Pimp my Curtains
Emily
Me & my polar bear
Emma
Vintageinkfairy
Clare
Sewdixielou
Janet
No Blog

Rehanon
Miss Demeanour
Katrina
Muffintopvintage

Dibs
Dibs and the machine
Silvia
Sewing Princess
Evie
Pendle Stitches
Laura
Auxeticaly
Camila
No Blog

Alison
Anotherlittle craftycreation
Vicki
Minerva Crafts
Annette
Minerva Crafts
So- Ha
Unlabel Clothes

Special thanks to Janene, who I delegated the difficult task of finding a restaurant that would cater for all of us. For Jo always asking if I needed help when I had the difficult task of event planning from Brazil & Claire for all day support. I was voiceless by the end of the day! I’m very grateful for Minerva Crafts for sending us great goody bags. My only let down was that I didn’t had much time to really talk to everyone. 

Until the next one…
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  • you are a meetup ROCKSTAR!! i’ve been sighing over all the posts.

  • I’m so impressed with this meet-up! You rocked it.

  • I had such a wonderful time, thank you so much. I’ve said it before but you are amazing! x

  • Thank you for organising the meet up, it was amazing to meet everyone and thank you for being so accommodating of my lateness. It was an amazing day!

  • it was a fab day rachel. you did amazingly well at organising and who else could have got almost 50 sewists organised, shopped, photographed, fed and goody bagged? til the next one!

  • This was a great meet up, thank you for organizing it!

  • Thanks for the list of attendees and the links to their blogs! I’ve already learned about some really neat bloggers reading through other posts on this meet-up, and I’m always on the look-out for more blogs to follow.

  • You were wonderful Rachel, thank you SO MUCH for all your hard work, it was really appreciated by everybody. xxx

  • parabens Kel pelo sucesso do encontro. bjs mamy

  • I am INCREDIBLY jealous that I didn’t get to go to this! Nevermind that there’s an entire ocean between us… it looks so awesome and fun and the pictures turned out great! Guess I need to go ahead and start the process of getting a passport… 😉

  • It was a great day! Best weekend ever in London. I wish I could have stayed longer and chatted with everybody

    • Silvia – I saw you in the crowds and kept meaning to come over & say “Hi” – so sorry I never got to chat with you… Clairex

  • Looks as though you did a fantastic job of organising this! I was gutted to miss out. Roll on the next one!

  • Whay can I say that hasn’t been said… it was unbelievably good! I’m still recovering from all the fun 🙂

  • Rachel – you’re an absolute sewing-star for hostessing and organising this day, it was wonderful! (We must sort out a day for me to visit you at home – I wanna snoop your sewing space & we can chat about that “project” we’ve been discussing over emails hehe 😉 !). Much love, Clairex

    P.S. Anyone who is feeling an itch to come to another meet-up please check out this here: Sewing Meet-Ups! … Good Things Come in Threes

  • The day sounds and looks absolutely amazing! Well done! I hope to make one of these one day!

  • It looks like a wonderful day, even the weather played ball! You obviously have epic organisational skills 🙂

  • Thank you so much Rachel, it was a fab day, you were a great host and we all left happy and exhausted!

  • what a marathon event Rachel, well done you. So sorry I couldn’t make it hope you organise another after my wedding sewing/arrangements are finished….. 3.5 weeks and counting now lol.

  • Thank you so much Rachel for all your work in organising this event! It was a wonderful day and I can only re-iterate the other comments, You’re a Star!!

  • This looks like such a great time!!! How awesome and generous of you, and the other organizers, to arrange it! I wish I could have been there!!

  • Amazing meet-up! From the pictures you can clearly see the vintage style being as predominant 🙂 Rachel, you should consider to change of career and become a model!

  • I was sorry to not be able to make this date, and then I saw all the posts and was even more sorry!!!
    Very well done Rachel; everyone clearly had an amazing day 🙂

  • Thank you so much Rachel, your efforts made so many people very happy on Saturday! x

  • Wow an epic meet up. Looks like the best time ever!

  • May I ask when the next one is and how a fellow sewing blogger can get involved. xxx

    • On the comments above Claire announced the next one. To get involved is generally leave a comment to the organiser and follow updates. X

  • What an amazing day you would have all had. Congratulations on organising such a wonderful event for everyone there to enjoy and for the rest of us to envy imagining what it would have been like 🙂

  • I am so bummed I missed it!! Looks like such an amazing time!!

  • WOW. What an amazing meetup!!!!! Well done, girl!

  • Looks like you guys had SO much fun! What a great job you did organizing so many people. Wish I was there! Can’t wait to check out the list of bloggers that attended, some of them, I’ve not heard of their blogs yet. 🙂

  • I am just so impressed with this meeting – you all hace had such a great time. Maybe I will be able to join one of them …

  • It was AMAAAAAAAZING!!! Still reeling. Thank you so much Rach, it was awesome!!!

  • Love Your photographs, Well done. Have a nice evening.

  • Wow, so many of you lovely ladies! Looks like you had an amazing time!