Rachel’s epic blogger meetup

What a weekend! Rachel of House of Pinheiro organised a truly epic blogger meetup in London. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos…I was too busy talking sewing all day with the 45 or so sewists who turned up. We met in the Victoria and Albert museum where Rachel had organised photographs by a professional photographer. Then we headed to Goldhawk Road for fabric shopping. For once I stuck to my carefully prepared shopping list and bought only fabrics I have definite plans for, the bottom four in this picture. It would be tempting fate to detail future sewing plans here though. Hopefully I’ll be posting about them again in the next few months.

Fabric from Goldhawk Road

Then we retired to the Cedar Villagerestaurant for lunch, arranged by Ooobop!, followed by goodie bags kindly provided by Minerva Crafts. The bags were on different themes. Mine was colour: just look at these fluorescent threads that were part of it.

Fluorescent thread from Minerva crafts

Finally we had the biggest fabric and pattern swap I’ve ever seen. I was very good and only came away with one new piece of fabric and one new pattern: sparkly stripy jersey from Amy of Almond Rock and a 70s jersey dress pattern whose origin I don’t know – anyway, thanks both!

If you’re a sewist wondering if you dare go to one of these meetups, take the plunge. It was a really friendly, enjoyable day.

Many many thanks to Rachel who so generously organised it.