Cute mini machine from The Stitchery
One of the best things about having a sewing blog is that it allows you to connect with people who love what you love. Social media allows you to have conversations about your passion on a daily basis, but there's nothing like meeting up in real life.
The Stitchery in Glasgow. I hadn't been before, but it is a lovely space with two large rooms available. One was perfect for 10 of us to sit and sew and the other had room for cutting and trying on, with overlockers available.
Here's what I was working on:
Photo by Franca of Oranges & Apples - showing the swap table and me trying on a partly-sewn skirt.
I didn't finish it on the day - we had four hours but there was a lot of chatting which also led to some mistakes (I can't be the only one who found this!) but it was all part of the fun of getting to sew with others. I finished it up over the weekend and am absolutely loving the result so will be making at least one more. Well, I actually have two more planned. I will try and get photos soon, when I can get the magical combination of time, good light, a clean and non-creased garment and co-operating photo face.
Might take a while then...
It was such a lovely afternoon of stitching - thanks to all the ladies who came along ; Katy C, Katy S, Jen (no blog -yet!), Hazel, Elaine, Alison, Amy, Franca, Vanessa.