|Photo by Digpal Singh|
Yes, I know, you've read about this a million times! (or probably 45 given that 45 lovely sewing ladies were there!). I met some fabulous ladies, some I had met before and some for the first time, but all fun, friendly and wearing the most beautiful handmade clothes! The V&A, Goldhawk Rd and the Cedar Village Bakery Lebanese Restaurant didn't know what had hit them (especially the restaurant as they were expecting more like half that number! But they coped admirably!).
|Me, the adorable Clare from SewDixieLou and the very lovely Handmade Jane (Photo by Digpal Singh)|
I recognised at least 2 or 3 people from reading about their dresses on blogs before the meet - I knew Sally from Charity Shop Chic from the back as a result of her fabulous mad Men dress!
Thanks so much to Rachel and Janene for organising and to all the lovely people who made it such a great day. And Minerva Crafts and Abakhan for providing the goody bags - what a treat!
I had made a shopping plan before getting to Goldhawk Rd and I am happy to say I stuck to it!
Two gorgeous lawns (the blue tulips and the green) for summer dresses. I was planning a Hazel with a bigger skirt but I'm not convinced is the fabric has enough body, so I'm going to use the tulip print for Simplicity 2444 (sleeveless with no collar):
I also got a couple of plains:
The (rather crumpled sorry! I have prewashed but not ironed!) turquoise linen is for this Burda dress:
And I did really well in the swap. There were loads of patterns in my size:
What a fab day! My faith in sewists (and my blogroll) are much fuller for it!