I keep thinking of moments from yesterday, good times. So here are some of my highlights (as they occur to me in no particular order!):
Debi (my sewing hero) meeting me at King's Cross in her gorgeous outfit
Hearing "how I started sewing" stories that were so interesting
Shopping with Diane
Winning THAT pattern in the swap
The Narnia dress at the exhibition
Realising the £95 Horrockses dresses in the V and A were not a patch on mine
Rachel's cool top
Steph's polka dots
Meeting Charlotte PB, she has been so supportive
Seeing all the outfits
Having our photograph taken by complete strangers at the V and A because we looked so cool
Lots of chats with so many lovely sewers
What about your highlights?
oh where do I start???
Meeting Stevie on the tube at randow - Like " Hi, I think I know your fabric? " ( red face)
Meeting other tall girls
Laughting on how or boyfriends/husband got stuck by pins
Meeting my swap buddie and she was wearing something she used from my package
Shock by the price and quality of horrockses dress ( extra points for Charlotte- that HANDSEW the hem)
Debi's amazing dress ( had a hoody- oh so envious)
Not happy that I lost the change of the mojito ( next meeting i should have 2 )
The exibition was small but lovely - will try something inspired by it.
Taking the shoes photo ( ohh just fun)
Meeting all this amazing people that make me feel at easy and shared the same passion for sewing.
Cakes of V&A with amazing company
Shopping ( oh Im a sucker for shopping- can someone hide my wallet)
Got home so happy ( even thought my back was killing me and had to be on extra tablets for the night)
Oh the entire day was my highlight start to finish!
spotting Charlotte's Horrockses dress at King's Cross Station
Navigating the tube with Charlotte and Diane
Talking about sewing nonstop...oh, how fun!
Checking out the Horrockses dresses in the gift shop.
The exhibit and commenting on all the different techniques
tea and cakes...and discussions on sergers, sewing with vintage patterns, etc.
Kirsty's birthday--HAPPY BIRTHDAY
having a yummy mojito
running into everyone at different fabric stores
seeing everyone's outfits and having our photos taken
Meeting Charlotte's mum
Seeing Mimi's world traveling lace flower!!
The shoes photo!
Oh! It was all so much fun!!!
Me too.. oh how fun. Thankyou all for sharing your wonderful day with us..
Although I didn't manage to join you ladies, I was is London on Saturday - meeting up with a good friend who now lives in Spain so we don't get to meet very often.
A really big THANK YOU for the information about the Goldhawk Road, I found the first half a dozen fabric shops and was seriously glazed over with all the wonderful fabrics - I was very restrained, only 5 lengths came home with me! The feel of the silk and cotton mix fabric is to die for. I seriously hope to get some of it made up and ready to come to the next meet up (provided it doesn't clash with anything else).
I like the look of the Horrocks' dress, and think that it might suit me - with some major pattern reshaping for my figure, I definatley plan on giving it a try.
Practically running up to Mimi & Marie in the tunnel to the V&A after spotting their ' red white and blue' -ness and asking if they were 'sewweekly-ers' (so relieved they were!)
Feeling like I wasn't mad & obsessed anymore, but rather a perfectly normal person - doesn't everyone talk about fabric and sewing all the time!?
Having someone (I forget who - sorry!) pick the pattern I brought to the swap :) yay it went to a good home
The swap in general - it felt like Christmases used to when I was a small thing! Exciting, friendly and oh so much fun.
The exhibition - and talking to the others about what bits we liked about each outfit and how we could incorporate the ideas into our sewing.
Discovering the most amazing array of fabric shops with people who felt the same way.
Being able to tell my husband that actually,no I hadn't spent any money on fabric - what about these bags?... oh no, that wasn't real money, you see I bought everyone's tickets to the V&A on my credit card, and they gave me cash. So really, I didn't actually spend money on fabric..... there is logic in there somewhere. Or maybe just denial.
An increased sense of confidence, enthuisasm & excitement about sewing after talking to everyone and the wonderful sense of comeraderie & support.
I could list to but I don't think you have the time or space here!
The most amazing feeling I had when we all met up, it was really rather emotional, this carried on whilst having our photos done (thanks mum, you did a fantstic job).