Today was such a lovely day. Some forty plus sewists gathered in London for a meet up which was hosted by lovely Rachel from House of Pinheiro. Beginning at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where we tucked into tea and cakes in the beautiful cafe, and chatted about all things sewing.
Afterwards we headed outside to the garden for the group photos. The sun was shining on us and it felt so nice to be in the company of so many sewing enthusiasts. You notice all the details of everyone’s clothes - a particular shade, the contrasting piping, the waistline lace trim, and it felt so normal to stroke other people’s clothing!
Then it was short hop on the tube to Goldhawk Road for fabric shopping. I managed to buy some dark chambray fabric which will make a lovely everyday dress. It’s great to see all the fabrics on offer but also quite overwhelming.
Then it was a short walk to the Lebanese restaurant for a really delicious lunch and a much needed sit down. We filled the whole restaurant! After lunch we headed downstairs where we had a fabric, pattern and notions swap. I came away with some wool fabric which I hope to be able to make some trousers with, a tape measure, craft knife, dress pattern and separates pattern.
Thank you Rachel for being such a warm host and organising this day, and to all the lovely people I met - thanks for being so friendly and engaging company!