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With less than a month to go until the first ever UK sewweekly meet..... time to clarify arrangements (if I can! please please correct any mistakes). Sorry if  I miss you out of anything, it's not intentional ;0S


Saturday 14th May - all welcome, we would be thrilled to see you.


The day will officially start at the V and A museum in London at 11:30am. We will meet in the foyer there.


Some people may wish to meet earlier and travel together. For example, Charlotte P-B, her Mum, Magpie Mim, Lauren and Rachel are all arriving at Paddington after 10 I think. Diane from margueruitedesigns and myself are meeting at King's Cross about 11 and will meet there to take the tube together. Please contact any of us if you want to travel across London with us!


We will recognise each other - I hope - because we will be wearing outfits in the London meet colours of red, white and blue that we have chosen as our theme, Mena is kindly letting us nominate this theme for the following week's sewweekly challenge. Debi from the main sewweekly site (and the sewing circle too!) is coming to the meet (all the way from Edinburgh - special points for that) and will take photos. We are hoping to take photos in the courtyard at the V and A.


At the V and A we will visit the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition that is on at the moment. Entry is £7, more on that later. We will have lunch in the cafe and have a pattern and fabric swap.


After the V and A, a little retail therapy a short tube ride away, sewweekly style, so fabric shops at Goldhawk Road! (Kindly suggested by Rachel)


We will aim to be there about 3ish, hoping to meet up with Karen Ball from did you make that? who has arranged a bit of a meet there on her blog.


We are hoping to hit the fabric shops hard and negotiate discounts in a The Apprentice kind of way.


The day will end late pm (my train is at 6 back at King's Cross, other people have similar plans).


OK, please excuse me being bossy and taking charge, but I think we need to sort some practical stuff....


If you are definitely coming please could you message me to confirm? Could you please send me your mobile number? I will make a list of all participants and numbers and send it to everyone on the list.


I think we need a list because then we will know if everyone is there or we need to wait for people who may be held up etc.


Next: fabric and pattern swap, if you would like to take part just bring something (of good quality that someone else would like! Of course!) to put in, I suggest we do this by putting everything in, having a good look, then we put our names in a hat and draw them out, when your name comes out you get a pick from the pile. Once everyone has had a pick we can put all the names back and do it again until everything is re-homed ;0)


Finally, there is a 10% discount for groups at the V and A exhibition I notice.  A group is more than 10. If we qualify shall I check that out?


Phew - bossy moment over. Can you tell I'm a teacher? Cx

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YAY! Super excited! I have my pattern but have yet to get the main fabric (I've decided that the 'flags' fabric will be used as a sort of 'peek-a-boo' lining for a royal blue dress).  Can't wait to see what everyone makes!  Thanks for organising!  Are we going to have lunch at the V&A (I'm assuming they have a cafe)?  Cafeteria style might work best with a large group.  What do you think?

Thanks all for your numbers so far. I will try to get the list back to you all before the holiday weekend!


@ Debi, I agree, it seems easier to eat at the V and A cafe, I seem to remember someone said ages ago they have a cafe which is good....


@ Stevie er, no, not started yet ;0)

your such a school teacher, I love it! Although I'm sure we all need whipping into shape ( or atleast I do!). It all sounds perfect, lunch at the V sounds good no time wasting on needless travelling.

Well done Charlotte, you are a supe star!

Definitely! You are a supe star! Thanks so much for organising!!
Oh, wished I could be there! Sounds like great fun!


Thanks eveyrone for your numbers. I think there will be about 16 of us (including Charlotte P-B's mum!). I have just sent the list to your inbox, so if you haven't got a message from me please let me know - I really hope I haven't missed anyone out....


very excited now, actually started a muslin for my dress ;0)


@Adey we wish you could come too - maybe one day!

Keeping my fingers crossed :) Happy Easter!
My outfit didnt really work so now I am at plan B.
I'm just about to cut out the Horrockses ... have been putting it off, but then that's me all over.  Were there any problems with the pattern?
I dont think it was the pattern but me... a lot of fitting issues and Just want to step away from it at the moment.
I've got through so much Burda Pattern paper doing tissues fits for my tea dress, and it still isn't perfect - have decided to go ahead though as my first run (in the  gingham) is 'ok'. And I figure this is a learning curve and that all you lovely folk who are coming on the London meet might be able to point me in the right direction for improving it next time round. :) But like you I did have to back away slowly at one point - leave it for a few days, and come back to it. It was either that or I was about to shred it with my pinking shears!
omg I am having such a crisis over my dress too - I have lost my sew mojo (my sewjo?) over it. So if I have anything to wear at all I will be thrilled, I am running our of scrap material to make muslins out of ....


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