Meeting new friends from cyberspace and other sewing related activities.
January last year I went on a speed tailoring course and met a lovely lady Viv who has wowed the members of the Stitcher's Guild Sewing Forum with some of her beautiful work since I introduced her to the site. We had a lovely day a few weeks ago when we cycled around London collecting fabric and notions from various markets and shops, followed by lunch while discussing our 2012 sewing plans/goals.
My frequent trips to Houston allowed me to meet up with Anita who I met via another site Perfect Sew and Fit where Patricia Schoeman helps sewers with their fitting problems. This site is also responsible for the occasional exchanges of emails with a lovely lady called Marisa, and last but not least when one of the PSF members visited the UK, I met up with Linda in London.
Earlier this year I met up with Elizabeth aka ejvc from Stitcher's Guild Sewing Forum and she was kind enough to show me all the best places to go to for sewing supplies close to where I live in London. This month I had the pleasure of meeting Sigrid who has a fabulous blog with wonderful tutorials, who wowed me with her amazing talent for lingerie sewing, and beautiful tailored garments.
Back in January Viv and I had a sort of goal to try and make ALL our work wear - I am pleased to say that the majority of outfits I take on my business trips have been made by me so I am close. I have bought very few RTW but when I have they have been jeans, bras and cardigans.
So what are my plans for 2012?
I have some denim to try out two jeans patterns I have bought - the Jalie 2908 and McCall's Palmer Pletsch 5412, both of which have received quite good reviews.