3 September 2013

Sewing Social Twitter Chat no. 4


You know what we haven't done in a long time? Had a Sewing Social Twitter Chat! Not since last November in fact - rubbish! I've been feeling well jell of the IRL sewing meet ups that I haven't been able to attend because of too much work or because... erm... I live on the other side of the planet. But that's what the internet is for! Anyone fancy an online chat with other dressmaking enthusiasts in a series of 140 character sentences this Sunday? If you haven't participated before, they're a great opportunity to meet new people who share our passion, engage in the real time dialogue that's missing from blog posting and commenting, gain inspiration to fuel your future dressmaking and generally have a giggle.

When?
Sunday 8th September 2013
8 - 9pm London / 3 - 4pm New York / 12 - 1pm LA etc

Update!
The lovely Inna will be hosting the Asia Pacific version on the same day, Tokyo 2 - 3pm / Sydney 3 - 4pm / Auckland 4 - 5pm / Singapore 1 - 2pm

Where?
On Twitter using the hashtag #sewingsocial.
My Twitter name is @TillyButtons if you want to follow me ready for kick off.
Tip: Tweetchat is a really useful platform for following hashtag threads such as this one without having to refresh the page or remember to add the hashtag yourself (it does that bit automatically).

What shall we talk about?
Previous Twitter chats have seemed to work well by focusing on a particular discussion topic, at least to get things going. How about we talk around the loose theme of Autumn/Fall sewing? Whether that means patterns you're planning to make, resolutions you'd like to keep, what you're looking forward to most about Autumn sewing... or whatever Autumn sewing means to you.

Will I be Tilly No Mates or will you join me? Hope to tweet you then!

PS. In other news, I've given my blog a bit of a makeover! Do you like my new logo? It was designed by the talented Breanna Rose.

38 comments:

  1. ooh, i';m in as i am actually a twitter user this time!

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  2. Ooh I happen to have the day off work on Monday so I could be up really early to participate on the other side of the globe!
    Tweet you then!

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  3. Hi Tilly never done this before - am a technology nitwit! However would love to give it a whirl. Your new format is gorgeous.
    Thanks so much
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. I love the makeover - the new logo is simple but elegant.

    I've never managed to get the hang of twitter chats but your recommendation of Tweetchat might be about to change all that! I am determined to give dressmaking another shot this autumn so I shall definitely be joining in.

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    1. Thank you Penny - "simple but elegant" is what I was after :)

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  5. I will join the chat if I will be at home :) I love your new logo, at the first sight my tough goes to merchantandmills, it reminds me something about their sewing box, but of course it's totally different, so you are on a successful way! Xoxo, Giusy

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  6. Ooo count me in! I could do with a bit of inspiration for patterns for Autumn/Winter!

    New logo is lovely, simplicity wins!

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  7. Sounds fun, Il'l be there. Love the new blog look!

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  8. Love the new font the best! I will try to make it to chat but it will be very early Monday morning here in Sydney xxxxx

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    1. The fonts are great, non? Breanna's choice.

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  9. I'll "be there"!

    Loving the facelift ;)

    x

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  10. Perfect time for me. Now to get the hang of this twitter malarkey.
    The new logo is very elegant.

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  11. How cool! I've been taking a bit of a break from sewing since my move to France and starting my PhD and stuff. But I got back into it last spring and I was wondering what happened to #sewingsocial. There has been #fabricchat, but for me it's Friday 10-11pm which is not so convenient, and I do like the loose format :) But #sewingsocial got me really using twitter the first time!

    And your new logo is really cool (although I liked the old one too).

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  12. The new design looks very neat! Thumbs up!

    Tilly, I could coordinate the "other part of the world" Twitter chat again. I am sure there will be more presence than previous time ;)

    Sunday 8th September 2013

    Tokyo 2pm
    Sydney 3pm
    Auckland 5pm
    Singapore 1pm

    How does it sound?

    I

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  13. Can't wait for the tweet chat! I've never done one before.
    as far as your logo/banner, I'm a new reader, and I love it! :)

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  14. Count me in! I've only just started dressmaking so it would be great to get some inspiration/tips.
    Love the new logo Tilly!

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  15. yay for twitter hangouts, looking forward to it!

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  16. I will try to be there, Tilly, but it's our community garden time. However, it's nice & cool by the computer...not so much outside in the heat & humidity! ;-)

    Have already said I love the new look. I am a bit relieved you didn't do the design; I already think you're way too talented!

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  17. Oh yes! I'll be there - I've just posted a list of my top 10 sewing ideas for autumn so I definitely have selfish sewing on the brain. Can't wait! x

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    1. Brilliant - looking forward to hearing about your sewing plans...

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  18. Yay!!!! I'll have to set an alarm on my phone so I remember, but count me in! :)

    LOVING the new web design by the way. It's awesome!

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  19. I believe I shall join this! I'm working on the Fall For Cotton sew-a-long that Tasha and Rochelle are hosting, and at least one of the things I'll sew will be winter appropriate!

    Also, I really like your new blog layout!

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  20. When you asked what we thought about the new logo, I hope you want sincere feedback, so here goes. I think it is very plain and simple. I'm far from being any kind of web designer/graphic artist but the design is very easy to replicate. I don't see it reflecting your personality which I see as being somewhat playful, fun and COLORFUL. If you choose to delete this comment I fully understand.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Gail. Simple is exactly what I wanted for the logo and site design, as there's so much colour in my blog photos already that a busier design wouldn't allow them to shine. Personally I think it's very stylish.

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  21. Yay! Last November's sewing social is what got me on twitter in the first place. It's so great for making more 'immediate' connection than via comments. Looking forward to doing it again and meeting new people!

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  22. I'm going to join in on this, I just made myself a patchwork cushion, do you like it? http://www.pinkroller.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/patchwork-magic.html

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  23. Sounds great, in need of some autumn inspiration still thinking about summer tops and skirts!

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  24. Oh, girlie, your blog looks great! You're seriously inspiring me to get a move on with the update I'm planning for mine! I haven't participated in a Twitter chat, but I need to-- they sound so fun!

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  25. Hello Tilly,

    Will be away on Saturday - going to Brollyland - sorry, Birmingham!

    Just to say: finished my Mathilde blouse and wore it today - got FOUR compliments. Not bad, eh?

    x

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