A beautiful sunny day in London and a sewing meetup - what could be better. Today’s meetup was hosted by lovely Claire from Sew, Incidentally. Not only does she sew - she baked biscuits for us, she made sure we were welcomed, she made sure we were fed, she orchestrated the swap - she just ‘shepherded’ us with great warmth.
We gathered in the ticket hall of Goldhawk Road station. There was nervous, excited energy. An elderly gentleman asked if it was some sort of tea party and said he wished he could come along!
We hit the shops for an hour of fabric shopping. I managed to find some lovely printed silk, which the shopkeeper told me was MaxMara - a bargain at £6 a metre. I want to make another version of the high flying birds top, but with long sleeves.
After shopping session one - we gathered together and made our way to Liz Cafe for lunch. The staff were very happy to have us invade their little cafe - with a mixture of amusement and ‘OMG, it’s an army of people’. The food was lovely. It was really the quiet before the
Claire co-ordinated the swap - fabrics on one table & patterns etc. on another. I managed to find a 1960s shift dress pattern, small pieces of green linen and teal linen, as well as a lovely chiffon-type print.
After the swap Claire thanked everyone for coming & we gratefully applauded her. We also applauded the cafe staff for having us.
I didn’t go for the afternoon shopping as I was very happy with what I managed to buy and my swaps.
Thank you everyone. An extra big thank you and hug for Claire for organising this really fun day! I hope there will be many more.