Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DC Area Meetup and Fabric Swap Confessional

Real Life Hanging Out!

On Saturday, Nikki acted once again as our fearless leader and organized a DC area sewing meetup!  I love these events.  It's great to be able to bring projects you're working on and get opinions, to chat about sewing, and to find new homes for fabric and patterns that need to get out of stash.

Real Life Hanging Out!








We had an awesome turnout, and took over the whole front section of the restaurant (it was empty so they didn't mind).

Swap Pile
















The front section was convenient because there is a long bench with a ledge behind it that we used for spreading out our swapping goodies.  And there were some goodies!  One woman's excess stash is definitely another woman's treasure.













DC PR Meetup 8-2013

I once again failed miserably in reducing my stash by bringing swap fabrics to the meetup.  But come on, how could I resist any of these?

I wore a new dress (you can see a sneak peek in the second photo) and had a great photo shoot.  More to come on that...

All photos of the meetup are here.

10 comments:

Sewfast said...

I can see why you brought fabric home...those are gorgeous stash enhancement pieces. I went to a garage sale Sunday that boasted sewing stuff at 50% off. Tom said "Do you really need more fabric?" as he was leaving for a wildland fire...I said, "Keep it up old man and I'll back your truck up there and tell 'em to fill it up!" Hehehe!!!

Adelaide B said...

Looks fun!

Ripple Dandelion said...

Love the new dress--can't wait to hear more! Just enjoy the fun goodies. You deserve them.

Goodbye Valentino said...

Blogger meetups sound like so much fun! Wish I was in a large city :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You know you have a fabric problem when you recognize a few of those pieces from your own fabric collection! Glad you had a good time!

becki-c said...

So much fun! That first silk/cotton is just irresistible! I love all the prints actually.

Linda said...

Sounds like it was a good time and love your new fabrics from the meet up!

decapod said...

I think I managed to pawn off 1/3 of my fabrics on you, hahaha! Although the bag of wool that I took home was just as heavy as what I had brought...

Summer Flies said...

What fun! I think it would be criminal to have left those first two green fabrics there... criminal!

toy said...

I didn't realized this dress was a re-release. Simplicity has been doing that a whole lot. As for this dress, I really like how this looks on you, very flattering.