The Toronto online sewing community finally gets organised!
After months of planning, promotion and anticipation, our Toronto sewing meet-up finally happened!
I woke up extra early yesterday morning with butterflies in my stomach. Will people actually come? Will they have fun?
Oh yes, people came. Seventeen, to be exact. And we sure did have fun.
Seriously, I went into this expecting to have fun, but I never expected it to be this much fun. I can honestly say that I enjoyed the company of every single person who attended. What is it about sewists that make us so great?
Gillian, Crafting a Rainbow
Kristian from Victory Patterns
Chloe, Button and Needle
Andi, from How Unseamly!
Catja from Gjeometry
Dana from Wardrobe Dysfunction
Debbie from Sew I think I can Sew
Reethi from Weekend Crafting
Vicki, Another Sewing Scientist (All the way from Montreal!)
Anastasia, who doesn't have a blog (yet!)
Kay from Gently Down the Stream
Sarah from Pattern Vault
Kristin from K-Line
Tracy, who will soon have a blog!
I'm missing two ladies, I think. Please help me identify them!
The event was filled with cute details. Gillian made some fabric name tags for everyone -- we suddenly found ourselves on a first-name basis with the shop attendants! Catja made really cute cake pops that really hit the spot when the fabric-shopping munchies hit. People were sporting their hand-made garments in all their wonderful details. Of note, I was shocked to learn that Tracy had not only made her own coat, but that she used to teach coat making! This lady seriously needs to get herself a blog and make some tutorials for us!
|A surprise visit from the bubbly Kristiann, owner of Victory Patterns, who definitely |
knew where the deals were at, and who explained how she had made her amazing mittens!
|Reethi and her superb self-stitched faux-crocodile skirt|
/ Wool section at King Textiles / Dana, Sarah and Catja at Leathertown
|Kristin, Kristiann and other lady (help me identify her!) trying to keep it civilized at the fabric and pattern swap / What I brought home from the swap (I still can't believed I scored Sew U Home Stretch!)|
|Chloe and Tracy|
|With Debbie who shared some helpful running tips (this lady has completed 50K and 90K races!)|
|A surprise visit from Jagoda, who was finally able to get a babysitter / |
Gillian and I in our me-made outfits: in my Grannysmith Blouse + skirt I made before the blog,
and Gillian in her new knit dress / Left to right: Anastasia, Tracy, Kristin, Vicky, and Reethi
|Dana, Sarah, Adrienne (hum, with name tag issues?) and Vicky|