Sunday 13 July 2014

Giveaway Winner and a Meet Up!

It's been a hectic week around here so without further ado, selected by random, the very lucky winner of the White Russian Sweatshirt PDF pattern from Capital Chic Patterns is....

Lorna from Little Sewing Corner! Congratulations Lorna! I'll be sending you an email to confirm that that is the correct address you would like the PDF pattern delivered to and then I'll hand over to Sally from Capital Chic to send it on direct. I can't wait to see your unique spin on this versatile wardrobe staple.

If you weren't lucky enough to win this time never fear I have some more exciting news for all of you! The lovely Charlotte from English Girl At Home is organising a large sewing meet-up in Birmingham on Saturday 4th October.

Not only will attendees get the chance to fabric shop to their heart's content in Birmingham City Centre a short bus ride away in Moseley Village is Guthrie & Ghani, the sewing shop and cafe run by Lauren from the first series of the Great British Sewing Bee. Lauren is very kindly keeping the studio space above the shop free for the afternoon so there will be plenty of opportunity and space to have a chatter with new and old sewing friends. There's also plans for a swap of fabrics and patterns at this point which I'm really excited about as my stash is getting out of control and needs a good sort out! All donations for refreshments will go to Parkinsons UK.

I've heard many good things about fabric shopping in Birmingham (including the famed Barry's Fabric!) and have been looking for an excuse to visit Lauren's shop so I am going to do my best to keep that Saturday free so I am able to attend. I know some of my fellow Spoolettes will be making the trip, who else fancies joining us?

If you're interested in attending all the details are posted on Charlotte's blog so make sure to sign up there and keep an eye out for updates. I'll hopefully see you there!


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    1. Indeed! What a fab way to get to try out a new pattern company hey?!

  2. aaahhh Barry's Fabrics - a much loved old haunt of mine that I get to only occasionally now, living in Sussex. The sweatshirt looks great styled with your necklace.

    1. Thanks Linda! I've heard many good things about Barry's so I can't wait! Do you think you might make it to the meet up?


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