Sunday, 26 June 2011

Brighton Me-Made-June Jolly





Q. What's better than fabric shopping?
A. Fabric swapping!

Yesterday I rose early and jumped on the train to Brighton to meet up with a lovely bunch of twelve sewing bloggers. Like the city's seagulls we flocked around the brains behind Me-Made-June, Zoe of So Zo, What Do You Know? We spent some time wandering around the shops and market, but the fabric shopping was relatively restrained compared to previous meet-ups - even Dibs only left with a modest bag of notions. We were more interested in chatting about sewing and laughing about some of the recent shenanigans of the blogosphere. Oh and...


... rest assured - no one left empty handed. After lunch, we cleared our plates, wiped down the table and launched into a game of Stash Bustin'! A more sustainable - and more exciting - style of fabric acquisition. I gave away three lengths of fabric that had been sitting untouched in my stash for far too long. I swapped them for a lovely turquoise Kaffe Fassett cotton, which I'm planning to make into pyjamas, plus the remnants of the nautical fabric Zoe used for her covetable Sencha blouse. Yay!

 



I had a fantastic day - it was so lovely to hang out with other sewing enthusiasts. Cheers, Zoe!


16 comments:

  1. I wish, wish, wish I could have been there. I bet the chat was second to none, and all that fabulous fabric. And I can see people I'd have loved to meet in the flesh. Drat!

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  2. oooh,so jealous! Love the idea of the swap...
    Px

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  3. Te he, my face in that 5th pic! Sooo much fabric, and all for swapsies!

    I'm jealous of the kaffe fassett fabric, I know you'll make smething lush from it.

    xx

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  4. ohhhh wish I could have been there as well! Looks like a fabulous time!!

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  5. aaaww! I wish I could have been there. Sadly a leeetle bit far to travel from Oz, hehe. It looks like you all had a fantastic day.

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  6. Lol. Tilly I have acquired the art of restraint. As expected, Mr. Dibs can't believe I did not buy any fabric. I passed out as soon as I got home can you believe? Lol.

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  7. It was such a brilliant day, we have to do it more often! It was lovely to meet you Tilly and all the other wonderful sewists! And a big thank to Zoe for hosting us.

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  8. That sounds like such a fun time! That's awesome you got to meet other cool bloggers!

    Glad you got some lovely fabric!

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  9. Oh, fabulous!!! I'm feeling a titch lonely here in Canada.....

    What a marvellous swap! It must have been so fun!

    I love that green polka dot pinafore!! Who is wearing it? I'd love to get in touch with her for the pattern.

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  10. Sarah, her name is Justine, and she blogs at http://polkadotpebble.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/burdastyle-6008-in-progress/

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  11. Oh, it looks and sounds like you all had such a wonderful day! I'm so sad I couldn't come along to this one...hopefully they'll be another soon!xx

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  12. Tilly, it was lovely to meet you again. I was such a fun day :) !

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  13. It looks like such a fun day, and I love the idea of the fabric swap! I've still never been to Brighton so I'll be reading all the lovely blogger's posts on the day and taking notes of fabric shops I can visit when I do go!

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  14. The swap idea is super - I'm so jealous I live on the other side of the ocean. Maybe it's time to organize a similar outing in Toronto.

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  15. I would rather be surrounded by you lovely ladies than those pesky seagulls anyday!!!! Love this post, thanks so much for contributing to such a lovely day. Can't wait to meet up again soon xxx

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