Save the date: Saturday May 17. Sewing meet up: London

Hello friends,

Last year was my pleasure to host an Epic sewing meet up.  Are you ready to join again? This time our international guests come from NY: Clio, Jenny, Devra (maybe Oona if works allows). Glad to confirm that CarmecitaB just book her ticket too! Worray!
This year plans are still in progress but you can check last year plans have an idea what we did. Booking food for more than 30 people was a big challenge so we will probably start this meeting a bit later and finish the day having cocktails.  Sally will be trying out load of cocktails in name of research!
Since we are having friends coming from outside the UK, I’m going to be putting together a list of things to do and visit and we will have a few activities outside the meet up, so don’t worry if you cannot make the saturday. You may be able to make smaller events. (For those keep an eye on twitter)
Emails can get lost so all the plans will be shared on the blog. If you need my number you can ask by email.
Don’t be shy, come to join us.
NYlon meetup 2014

  • I am so excited for this!

  • Super exciting. I will indeed be scouting out cocktail venues that can take a party of 50… suggestions on a postcard please!!!

  • So cool!!!!!! Good luck with organizing!

  • Oh no. Sad face. I’m in Manchester that weekend. But you’ll all have a ball!

  • This is a complete bummer. I’ll be in London for a few days at the end of May.

    • send me a message, if I can I come to join you for a coffee

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    • Kathy, arrange another meet up, it would be so awesome to meet you!

  • Oh I hope I can come! I was so sad to miss it last year – it looked like the BEST thing ever.

    I’ve got a big event on 31 May – 1 June which I am going to invite everyone to, so if our international friends are around then, save that date too!

    • saved on my calendar and Im very excited!

    • Oh bums, I’ve just realised this is the same day as my boyfriend’s birthday. Doh! So sad to miss it yet again 🙁

  • I AM SO IN!!! Yay, thanks for organising this Rachel 🙂

  • Yay! No course this year so I can come for the whole day x

  • I’m giddy giddy giddy!

  • This sounds amazing! I’d love to come. 🙂

  • OOh, this sounds awesome! Fingers crossed I can come… it’ll be my first meet-up!

  • Now it’s time for me to be jealous! I’ll be there in spirit just like you were for last week’s meet up.

  • You guys looked like you had so much fun last year. I’m so jealous. Can I still join if I don’t have a blog?

    • Of course. This is a open invite for sewist. Having a blog isn’t essential. It’s fun so people you meet catch up on your makes

  • I’m in again! It will be great to meet our international sewists too!

  • Ooh i’m in! Can’t wait!

  • Later in the day to start would be good, it will allow time for people to travel to London. I can’t really afford to stay over but would hopefully be able to make it there and back in a day. So long as I’m not moving house then I hope to be there. 🙂

  • Jen

    Yay, I’ll be there! X

  • I’d love to join in, sounds like great fun! 🙂 Will have to seek out some flight sales…

  • Ooo I do hope I can make it, love meeting like minded peeps. It’s in my diary.

  • I’ll be there in spirit.

  • I really fancy coming as I live in London…even if I maybe the only guy!

    • yes, do come..I would love to have a guy joining us!

    • Jess

      Don’t worry David, there’s slim chance I’ll be able to keep my husband away! We have a sewing-bee style marriage (he’s the god of invisible zips, but my binding’s better than his)

  • This looks cool. It would be lovely to meet you

  • Woohoo! I’ll try to come down from Scotland for this!!

  • Sam

    Oh boo! I will be in Ireland on holiday!

  • That looks like a lot of fun! Of course I happen to be there two weeks too soon bummer 🙁

  • Oo I look forward to hearing more, this sounds great!

  • The sounds like so much fun….it will be great to meet the people behind some of my favourite blogs. Hope to see you all there!

  • So exciting Rachel! Thanks for planning again. Think work might be fairly quiet for me around then so very excited about joining in with other meet up plans!

  • I’d like to come. Very. excited! It’ll be my first meet up, too.

  • Can’t wait! Count me in, and let me know if you need help with anything.

  • Jess

    Yeeey! Can’t wait to meet the ladies behind the blogs I’ve been lurking. You’ve all taught me SO much!

  • I’m in 🙂 Will be the first event of this kind that I’ve attended and I’m sooo looking forward to meeting you all xxx

  • Count me in, it sounds great!

  • Oooh, this sounds fun. I’d like to try and join if I can (holiday plans are currently still a little up in the air).

  • Rachel, im coming in from Austria too…Cant wait 🙂 Ange.

  • Hello Rachel I would love to come if possible. Hope you can release definite plans soon so those of us travelling from further afield can start looking to book travel etc. very exciting and how generous of you to organise. X

  • Hi darling. The plans are similar to last time. The only difference is that we won’t have a booked lunch. I will ask people to eat at the V&A where we will stay there for 2 hours. So from 11;30 at V&A

    • Thanks Rachel. Again, difficult questions but what time were you thinking of starting the cocktails? 🙂 x

    • Will leave it open to everyone, once we got all the shopping so I haven’t picked an specific time

  • Sad I can’t make this one today as I’m away that weekend but it looks awesome. Hopefully I’ll be able to make one of the smaller events!

  • Wow, this sounds so fun! I don’t think I can swing it with my work, but I’m hoping to make it back to London sometime this year!

  • How fun! would love to come, was sad I missed the last one. Thank you for organizing this!

  • If you do this again next year, I am definitely IN 🙂

  • Can anyone join in? If so, I’d love to come! Never done anything like this before, but sounds exciting! X

  • It’s in the diary! You’re the best organiser, Rachel.

  • Sounds amazing! I think I can make it – depending if my husband is willing to babysit, when do we need to confirm by or you just turn up?

  • HI Rachel, I had a fabulous time at your meet up last year and am in again for this year!! So do we email you directly, to get our names on the list?? Tanya x

  • So super jealous!!! Maybe Clio, Jen or Devra can hide me in their luggage ;o)

    I know you’ll all have the best time! Enjoy enough for me!

  • I’m in of course!!! Mr O has a gig otherwise I was going to put him forward as official photographer! Give me a shout if you need help with any local arrangements. Happy to investigate a new venue x

  • I just bought my ticket! Arrive 15th and return 21st! Put me on the list 🙂

  • There will big jingly bells on 🙂


  • How can I not? It was so fabulous last year, and cocktails too! Definitely count me in.

  • I was gutted to miss out last year, so I’ll definitely be coming this year 🙂

  • Vicki Halliday

    I’m so excited for this! Thanks for organising. Can’t wait to hear more about the plans.

  • I wish I could come back for this! It looks like so much fun!! Unfortunately it won’t happen, perhaps I should time next year’s trip better!!

  • Oh, too soon! Working on my first trip to London in August. Had a blast meeting the Nyc gang and I am sure the London Ladies are just as fun. Super Jealous!

  • Hello! I just wanted to flag up that this date is also the day of the FA Cup Final too, so expect a lot of football fans to be about. The final is going to be contested between Wigan, Arsenal, Hull or Sheffield United, so there’s a chance of a lot of busy trains coming from the north. The kick off is usually 3pm, meaning the match would end just before 5pm, so it’s worth bearing in mind when booking train times – it’s definitely worth booking soon, as they’ll sell out quickly!

  • Golly ! I so would love to come from NZ – I was looking into visiting in August though. 🙁

  • I would love to come along – I’m really looking forward to meeting other sewists in person!


  • Love to come didn’t make last year but love to join you.


  • I’d love to come- dont actually have a blog (at the moment!) but love reading everyone elses and sewing so would be great to meet evereyone


  • I’d love to come- don’t have a blog (yet!) but love reading everyone elses and sewing so would be great to get the chance to meet everyone.


  • I’m saving the date in my diary. I would LOVE to be part of this event!

  • I’ve never been to sewing a meet up, but would love to come!


    I missed this last year because of work and not living in London, but I think I’ll book the day off work tomorrow because I WANT TO BE THERE.

  • I would LOVE to come to this please! 🙂

  • I would LOVE to come to this please! 🙂

  • I’ll be happily flying in from Germany for this meet up. Loved the sewing weekend in the beginning of January that was organised by some German bloggers and now I’d love to meet all my favourite English bloggers. Can’t wait!

  • I’m so looking forward to this! I haven’t been to such a big meet up before- can’t wait!