Yesterday I had the best and most glamorous day I've had for a long time... myself and five other sewing bloggers met at the BFI bar in London to celebrate the completion of Karen from Did you Make That? and Suzy from SuzySewing's bombshell dresses.
|Left to right: Suzy, Karen, Jane, Roisin, Amy and Alana|
And oh, how beautiful they were…
Suzy's was made with a camouflage fabric which totally rocked, whilst Karen chose a blue and white rose print stretch fabric (swoon). The amount of painstaking attention to detail and hand sewing that had gone into the creation of these perfectly fitting dresses was truly phenomenal. Don't they both look gorgeous?
I've always loved meeting up with fellow sewists and this latest shindig didn't disappoint. I've met Karen several times now and will never tire of it: meeting her is always a pleasure. Strangely, I felt like I already knew Suzy and Roisin from Dolly Clackett, as I've been following their blogs for a while and love what they both make. I think it's because you get such a sense of somebody's voice when you enter their blog world. I also got to meet two new (to me) sewing bloggers: Amy from Diana and Me and Alana from The Lazy Stitcher, both a delight and both looking fab in their handmade creations.
|Karen, busy taking pics, me, nervously holding onto my cocktail in case I'm separated from it!|
We talked and drank cocktails and talked and ate chips and talked and talked and talked. We exchanged sewing stories, sewing tips, pattern advice, discussed films and books, partners, families, our respective countries and pets (there was even a story of a certain goat being dug up....!). Everybody had made such an effort and it was an absolute privilege to spend half a day with five such talented and beautiful women. Thank you Karen, Roisin, Amy, Alana and Suzy for making my day - I had a wonderful time. xxxxx
|Amy and Roisin clicking their ruby slipper-shod heels to get home|