Whoops it’s been a few weeks since Sewbrum, I’ve just started a new job and I’m slowly getting used to not working shifts anymore, I work ‘normal’ people hours for the first time ever now so I tend to spend my free time with the mister instead of lounging in front of my laptop now! It’s also harder to get photos done in the evenings, so these new hours really are a work in progress!
So this was my first ever meet up, I don’t have any sewing friends IRL so I went on my lonely todd but I’d always heard that the sewing community is the nicest ever, and they really are!
At first I bounced from people to people just saying hello and instantly forgetting everyone’s names in my awkwardly nervous panic. After a while I ended up latching onto a girl who I thought said her name was Bill, actually it was Elle, but to me she was Bill for the rest of the day and I ended up being Ted.
I wore my newest make, simplicity 6180 (which may or may not get blogged by the end of the year…) and got lots of compliments on it which was lovely 🙂
When we went to Barry’s it blew my mind, who knew you could get such huuuuuge fabric shops! I spent the first twenty minutes wandering around in a daze, but I did find some nipple fabric. You heard me, it was fabric covered in nipples. The best thing was it came in 4 different skin tones, amazing.
You can see the crowds in the photo above! Everyone bought tickets for the take and I was super excited to win a book!
It’s ‘Stylish Party Dresses’ by Yoshiko Tsukiori; there’s some lovely patterns in it and I’m hoping to make something from it next year!
I’d brought some patterns for the swap and I managed to nab some fabric for myself too!
My other half is convinced gingham is only for tablecloths! I am determined to prove him wrong!
Before we left I knew I absolutely had to buy SOMETHING there, and luckily I found this beautiful fabric with flamingos, it’s a polyester viscose and I’m hoping to break my cotton addiction with this!
Unfortunately everyone I’d been chatting with so far had to go so I caught the bus back into town on my lonesome but ended up chatting to three other ladies from Sewbrum and they invited me to get some food with them as we all had quite a while till our trains.
The day was so lovely and when I got on the train home I felt overwhelmed with everybody’s friendly positive attitudes.
Since Sewbrum I’ve actually ended up buying not only the Xmas fabric I saw but also some sweatshirt knit from girlcharlee which I plan to use for a seamwork Astoria!