Well what a weekend! The Sydney Sewist's Social was just awesome!
As Kristy mentioned, the conversation didn't stop from the second we walked into Tessuti. Colette was lovely and offered a nice discount to us all and I think everyone, except Jodie, may have taken her up on this offer. (Jodie did have a great excuse though. I don't think I'd be buying fabric the day after buying a house. Congrats again Jodie!). The Fabric Store was also a delight. I think I found three bolts of fabric within 60 seconds of walking in the door!
There were quite a few bloggers and non-bloggers that joined us for event. Here are the bloggers I have on my list. I think I may have missed a few - sorry! Please let me know and I'll add you on :)
Jodie - http://scaredstitchless.blogspot.com.au/
Laura - http://7passports.blogspot.com.au/
Rachel - http://thetwowindmills.wordpress.com/
Wendy - http://costumesfromashoebox.blogspot.com.au/
Sandra - http://sewing.patternreview.com/members/Dilliander
Sharon - http://petiteandsewing.blogspot.com.au/
Velosewer - http://cleverthinking99.blogspot.com.au/
Anne - www.cherrypix1.wordpress.com
Of the non-bloggers, many were members of the Stichers Guild who meet at Rhodes and Alexandria for sewing and fitting workshops.
In typical 'me' style, I didn't crack out my camera until we'd lost a few sewers - sorry! Here we are at the Clock Hotel in Surry Hills for a beverage and chat. I'm taking the photo, so no me.
I may have purchased some fabric too. I mean, I don't get to the shops often these days and really feel passionate about supporting local fabric stores...
The ikat-like grey fabric is a linen/silk from The Fabric Store. I have pre-washed it but it doesn't have much drape. I suspect this will be a shift or other fitted dress.
The dark plum/almost black fabric is a viscose stretch from Tessuti that will probably become a winter dress. I love dark plum fabric so didn't want to miss out on this even though I possibly won't sew with it for a while.
The bottom fabric is a small remnant of this stretch fabric from Tessuti. No plans for this, but probably just a tee or tank.
So there's quite a haul of fabric here. It is possible that some will be placed under the Christmas tree for Santa to give to me :)
If you missed our Sewing Social, we are planning another in February. Leith mentioned that her and Rachel are thinking about coming to Sydney for a girls weekend, so we may have some southerners join us.
There was also talk about sewing up all of our purchases before the next sewing social. Given that I purchased the most, I think I really need to get on with it!
Happy Monday! I'll be back later with a post about the dress I wore.