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 http://lladybird.com/
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!