Hello!! While my latest sewing project is waiting to be photographed (daylight saving time do you realise the detrimental effect you are having on my blog?!?! Which I already don't update enough! :p) I just wanted to share a little of my sewing social life, which I now have! Forever sewing/fabric shopping alone no more!!!
Even though I could happily spend every moment of my life on the internet (stalking other peoples makes), last Saturday I traveled to Birmingham to spend the day with a bunch of sewing people to fabric shop and talk about sewing. The other thing I could happily spend the rest of my days doing….and as you can imagine it was immensely amazing!! If you've read my earlier post, one of my resolutions was to get out and meet other people who sew and this event was definitely the highlight of the year.
We started at the Rag Market, I have no photos, I didn't buy anything because I'm a ridiculously fussy fabric buyer but what I do have to say is 50P A METRE FABRIC! If you like your bargains, here is where it's at!
I did however get my money out at Guthrie and Gandhi, I saw Lauren of the GBSB fame and was so nervous I could hardly say hello properly!! It was that beautiful a shop I could have gone bankrupt.
We all shopped and I've never been around so may keen sewers in my life!
and here's the stuff people (rightly so) went crazy over…
Two of the staff where wearing makes from this fabric too!! The softest fabric I've ever stroked, I bought enough of this for a christmas present for my husband and hopefully enough leftover for a little something for me also 😉
The aftermath of the fabric/pattern swap.
Now, no meet up is complete without a swap. I don't have a picture of the start because I dived right in. I've only seen pictures of a swap this large and I was WAY too eager. Thank you Charlotte for the fabric (and sorry I just rushed in and picked it up less than a second after you put it on the table!!!!) and thank you to whoever brought the other fabric and patterns I picked up. I left ridiculously happy with my little lot.
As sappy as it sounds, my plan for the fabric is a SewBrum jacket (they even provided a label!) to remind me of this day.
But I am so torn between these two patterns!!
One is the Moto Chic Jacket from SBCC and the other is from Burdastyle December, which I saw previewed on doctortdesigns blog. I trust indie patterns to help me more and think sewing my first jacket will be easier with an indie sew along…but I like the Burda jacket design a little more and I trust the fit a bit more……please let me know which one you think I should go for.
I managed to restrain myself when it came to the patterns because I really want to sew what I have already but I've been wanting the kimono wrap dress after seeing some lovely versions online and grabbing this Butterick was just instinct because it had the silhouette I really like. However, my husband the hates the Butterick and ran it down so much I think it will be heading to another swap :,(
All in all, a fabulous day, I spent too much money and have lots to sew for christmas 🙂 Thank you so much charlotte for organising this event and coming to pick me up when I got lost 🙂 Can't wait for next year!!!