Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wellington Sewing Bloggers March Meet Up

Last Sunday I attended my second Wellington Sewing Bloggers Meet Up (well part of the meet up as I couldn't make it to Yum Cha which happened first up) but I joined the girls later on at Made on Marion for a swap and other fun times. We now even have a fancy badge - designed by Melissa - check it out!
Even more local sewing bloggers turned up to this event than they did to the previous one, so I got to meet even more rad new people. Here's a photo of everyone that came along (the photo is borrowed from Nikki):
Left to right along the back row we have - WendyNikki, Sandra, Melissa, Me, Nicola (and Ash), Juliet,
Leimomi, Holly and sitting in the front Kat (and Drake) and Joy.

This meet up included a swap with a whole bunch of fabric and patterns - I have to admit I did pretty well from this swap. Here's a few of the goodies I got, first up the fabric.



Some of these fabrics are a little wrinkled due to the fact I gave them a wash but I didn't bother to iron them (I'll do that when I actually get around to using them). I actually have quite a lot of each fabric - so all this fabric will become dresses in the not too distant future.

Next up is ALL of the patterns I received - Joy turned up with a whole banana box of patterns, so there were plenty up for grabs!
 I think this dress may be a little bit 80's - but I feel like with the right fabric it could be kind of cool. I guess time will tell if I actually get around to using it.
 I like this pattern as a simple knee length dress - I'm really not crazy about the floaty sheer jacket or the longer length version.
 I picked up this one so I had a pattern for a simple knee length skirt pattern - you won't see me making those trousers though!
 I think this could make quite a pretty long sleeve winter frock with the right fabric - all I need to do is find the right fabric.
 This simple shirt dress is a little bit like the one above - I think it could make a nice frock.
 I'm very much into wrap tops and dresses right now - so I was pretty stoked to pick up this wee pattern (ignore the blurry image).
 Another simple pattern to make a knee length skirt - no too exciting but I'm sure it will come in useful.

In addition to all these, some bloggers in the group gave me goodies that were quite specific to what I needed - thanks girls!

Sandra gave me not one but TWO Maudella patterns as I had said I wanted more of these patterns - what a star.

Over on our facebook page there were some discussions about the fact that Holly was getting rid of some cross stitch supplies and I needed some for my new project. Holly checked out her supplies and bought me some of the colours I needed for my project - rockstar!
Finally I asked the girls on line if any of them could give me a lead for a good wrap around dress pattern as I wanted to make some wrap dresses for the winter months. Melissa bought along one of her patterns for me to borrow - hurrah!
Thanks for all the sewing/crafting love ladies - looking forward to our April meet up xoxox

9 comments:

Melanie said...

You obviously had a good time and look at all your goodies! I especially like the Maudella patterns :)

Lara Lizard said...

Cool :) I want a bigger flat so I have space for sewing machine. Boo!
xo,L
http://laralizard.blogspot.fi/

pastcaring said...

Lovely fabrics. I think those 1980s patterns will look great, it all depends on the fabric you choose and the styling. The illustrations on the patterns are funny, the proportions are all soooo over-elongated, they give a rather misleading impression of how the clothes will look! Love the 60s Maudella illustrations.
Your meet-up sounds great, and how lovely to come home with a load of swap goodies! xxxxx

Vix said...

That roll neck Maudella pattern is gorgeous, I'm very envious! x

Helga! said...

That first piece of fabric and the second Maudella pattern are really making me drool!!!
What fun! That's so cool you have a badge and everything! XXX

Camelia Crinoline said...

That looks like so much fun. It must be great to have people to talk to about sewing stuff. I love the Maudella patterns you got. I can't wait to see them made up.

alicia said...

i wish there was an "eastern pennsylvania random crap bloggers network"! <3

JuanitaTortilla said...

No way -- that's an unbelievable haul from "just a swap"! I wish there was a group like this near me!

acharmofmagpies said...

Gosh you did do well! That wrap top is great, that was one I was tempted to keep but you'll get so much more out of it than I will! Gjeometry is doing some interesting things with a similar 80s dress, so she might have some inspiration for you. I can't wait to see what you do!