What a day!! Even bigger, and dare I say it better than last year! Sally and Becca really pulled out all the stops and were super organised!
It included a pattern and fabric swap, a huge gathering at Costa, lots of shopping and chances to mingle, and a raffle of amazing prizes at the end of the day which raised over £750 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance!
Well done ladies!!
Here’s a couple of jersey fabrics I took to the swap……
And a few patterns…….
Meeting up with our 2 hostesses with the mostess! Becca was not impressed with my tan!
And the lovely Wendy who you might remember from my last Sunday Sevens post.
We made John Lewis our first stop as there was a sale on, Wendy bought some gorgeous silk, I just did lots of stroking.
A random fella took a pic for us in the new arcade outside John Lewis. How amazing does Hila look in her Anna dress?!
Envious stroking of everybody’s purchases went on everywhere!
After much browsing (I never bought any new fabric 🙈) and sewcialising we headed to belgrave house for pizza, coffee, more mingling, the swap and the raffle!
The swap was the biggest I’ve ever seen, but very civilised.
We eagerly checked our tickets as the raffle was drawn.
It was all very exciting….especially when my ticket was drawn and I won a £30 voucher for Sewisfaction! I’ve nearly taken the print off their website and just can’t decide what to buy!
Some attendees don’t have many brick & mortar shops near them and made the most of their trip to Leeds. I’ve no idea how Joanne got this little lot home 🤔🤣.
Here’s my spoils from the day…. all from the swap table.
The pattern I’m most excited about is the Simone from victory patterns.
And this looks like it could be a real show stopper..,,,
I picked up this wool skirt length which I’m hoping to squeeze a Cleo out of.
And this soft stable knit which I thought would make a fab play suit. This was kindly donated by Emma from Emma and her Machine.
But then I decided to make shirts and a top which together made a faux playsuit. I used vogue 8888 for the shorts and simplicity 8337 for the top.
The next fabric is a John Kaldor ITY knit donated by Ruth from Ruth Creates 247 – Thankyou so much!
And here it is….a super speedy hack of simplicity 1613 – a free top pattern that came with the current edition of the dressmaker magazine. I’m wondering whether to shorten it to a top after a couple of wears, and make some wide leg pants and have another illusion of an all in one. I think it could look quite funky!
And last but definitely not least, Wendy bought me a little gift! A leather silver bracelet marked up as I tape measure! I just love it, thanks Wendy! 😍
So that’s another meet up under my belt. Its fantastic meeting people in real life who you feel you already know, and meeting new faces too.
I really love attending meet ups I’ve not organised myself, but I will be organising another #sewdowndewsbury and will let you know when I set the date.