Saturday, 22 November 2014

Lovely Ladies in London!!

I left my house this morning to meet a bunch of strangers off the Internet...
Sounds like the beginning of  a bad made for TV movie that doesn't end well doesn't it?

Well, I never! Did Miss J come out from behind her sewing machine and socialise with the sewing community!??

Oh yes she did.
Today I went to the fabric shopping and social meet up organised by Lauren of Lladybird

Turns out to have been a good day! Met ladies with fabulous sewing/patternmaking skills who's blogs I follow so I recognised them from the Internet (obviously Lauren) and also Sally which in a way was a bit weird, but good weird, kinda like meeting a celeb!  Of course nobody had a bloody clue who I was, but that's what you expect from never posting your picture on your blog!

Met some very talented, friendly, interesting women today. Some of them have great eye for fabric
 (very dangerous to go fabric shopping with them as they notice all the hot fabrics - you know who you are!) Amazed at some of the garms they had made not just in sewing but other crafts also. Some are sewing vets and some are just starting out, just a shame I didn't get to speak with everyone.

Got lost in all the talk about Renfrews and Collett patterns etc. but as I've been on a major pattern fast and spending untold time trying to draft my own, it all seems like another language to me! Will have to lurk these Indie patterns to know what the hell everyone is on about!
Believe I've made some new friends,  looking forward to future meet ups and keeping in touch and comparing what we've made!

Today has taught me:

1. It's good to meet up with like minded folks

2. Miss J, please sew something that is weather appropriate!! You don't live in Southern California so what's with all the floral dresses and pencil skirts?! Please sew a pair of trousers and a jacket so you coulda had something to wear to a Winter meet up to show peeps you can actually string a needle.

3. Close the purse sooner.  Do you really need to add to that fabric stash? You're a metre of cotton away from being declared a hoarder.

4. I'm an antisocial luddite.  Must get on this Pinterest/ Instagram/ Twitter stuff.

Here's what I bought.  Very conservative colours for me, seems like this Autumn/Winter thing might be kicking in!



  1. Great to have met you yesterday. I hope someone was keeping notes on which other bloggers were there as I'd love to know which other blogs I should be reading!

  2. Hi Janet wow what a photo!!! Loving your blog. What a great day it was - really enjoyed meeting you and doing all that shopping! Xx

  3. Hello Love! Lovely to meet you too and very pleased to hear from you, hope we can do that again!

    Looking forward to seeing your creations....

  4. u'll have to sign up to Instagram too!!!!!! I had a nightmare working out how to leave a comment on the blog but I'm glad it worked as they don't always seem to post!

  5. And the text gets stuck so I can't delete!!!!! Arghhhhh! :) but I'm good at email too??!!!

    1. Happy Chrismas to you love!
      my mail is missjsews at

  6. It's always so nice and lots of fun to meet up with other sewing ladies! :)

  7. Happy Chrstmas from London!
    Hi Carolyn, how lovely of you to comment, thanks.

    I am usually hiding behind my sewing machine or computer, so it was nice for me to talk fabric with people!
    I would love to do another meet up as I meet some really nice women. Have you ever been to a meet up?

    All the best