I’ve had the best day! I was at the London sewing bloggers meet-up, organised by the lovely Rachel of House of Pinheiro. It was my first ever blogger meet-up, and I was a bit nervous, before I got there, because I wouldn’t know anybody. My nerves weren’t helped by the District & Circle tube lines being partially shut for engineering works, forcing me to approach the journey there by an unfamiliar route. But I got there in time and Rachel greeted everyone with a hug, which immediately made me feel very welcome.
The V&A was looking fine in the glorious Spring sunshine, and I immediately recognised a few people from the various blogs I read, and got chatting with people. There was a mahoosive group photo (there were over 70 of us there!) and smaller group photos, and then we all traipsed off to Goldhawk Road, in batches.
I had decided that I couldn’t just be buying fabric willy-nilly, so I had a specific budget, and I was determined to make sure I only bought sensible usable fabric. I was trying to learn the lessons of the Wardrobe Architect. In the end I bought three pieces of fabric and three (bargainous) white skirt zips.
The black & white & pink immediately spoke to me, and I think I must have a bit of a thing for geometric prints. It’s destined for a plain straight skirt. The red & grey is a glorious border print, and that’s another skirt-to-be. The white & pink floral print is a cotton voile of some sort, and I’m thinking a it would work for a light summery tunic top.
I’ve made a whole bunch of new internet friends and added a load of new blogs to my Bloglovin reader. And it’s been so inspiring to see everyone in their me-made finery. I’m definitely going again next year!