Friday, 9 March 2012

French Fancies and Fancy Stitches





Last night I had a lovely time at Oh Sew Brixton for a sewing social organised by Fiona to celebrate International Women's Day and raise money for Oxfam. Jane, Joanne, Alana and Karen came too, making it extra special! One of the highlights of the evening was seeing Karen's stitching up close - that lady really is talented. And so neat! Jane was like a superhuman one-woman sewing factory, whipping up multiple projects before I'd even threaded my needle. It was great to meet Alana and Joanne for the first time - they are just as awesome as they come across on their blogs.

  

Jane and I arrived together and were super excited to spot these two beauties above as soon as we walked through the door, before we'd seen their owners (beauty a and beauty b in case you're not as much of a sewing blog nerd as me and don't recognise them straight away). Only sewing bloggers will let you stroke their arm, fondle their buttonholes and manhandle the inside of their coat lining without batting an eyelid.




I came away with one embroidered racoon, one vintage Valentino sewing pattern courtesy of Joanne, and a stomach full of French Fancies. What more could one ask for? Thanks to Fiona for organising such a delightful evening.

Oh but before you ask, no I didn't take that Jedi pattern!

17 comments:

  1. But, Tilly, you seemed so keen that I adopt that Jedi pattern - you big tease, you... Thanks for a really great evening! Love the photo of us holding random food stuffs - hilarious.

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  2. Awh brilliant pics! I so WISH someone had taken my Jedi pattern - I wonder what's happened to it... Do you think Fiona has shredded it already? Thanks for organising it - my first blogger meet up was awesome :)

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  3. I love the photo of us all looking deranged bearing French Fancies too! I had a really lovely evening, here's to the next one. x

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  4. sounds like a fantastic evening!!

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  5. Looks like such fun - bloggers, sewing and cakes, what more do you need? Love the photos of the coats, and that Karen's is still sporting the tartan flower from the Crafters' Ceilidh meet up!

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  6. LOve the racoon. That's some neat chain stitching :o)

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  7. wishing I lived in London. That valentino pattern is great...although I am sure you would look fab also with the Jedi pattern!

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  8. aw you guys are so lucky!! Wish I lived there too! :) That Valentino is beautiful, and your raccoon is freakin' ADORABLE! :)

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  9. Worry not, I have the Jedi pattern for safe keeping...

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    1. Brilliant! Cheers Fiona. Someone will want it... one day...

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  11. Jealous of the fun u all had--and for a very good cause to boot!!.

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  12. Looks like y'all had a great time! Thanks for posting pictures. :)

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  13. I love your raccoon! Was he a pattern or did you just freestyle? I've recently started up embroidery (it seemed like a friendly, non-threatening introduction for someone who wants to be crafty but isn't!) and I love it. This evening looks like a lot fun.

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  14. I'm so jealous! You ladies look like you had a blast!

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