This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a meetup (and fabric swap!) of the Bay Area Sewists. Which was awesome! Chuleenan was kind enough to organize a meeting at the library a few blocks from my house. I’ve known about these for a few months, but never managed to actually make it to a meetup before this. But when it’s so close, I have no excuses! Unfortunately I got no pictures, but Meg did an great writeup on her blog which has a picture of everyone. It was fabulous to finally meet people in person! And also to see everyone’s creations (like this gorgeous dress) in real life.
I brought a bunch of stuff to the fabric swap – mostly 1 and 2 yard lengths of fabric left over from various projects where I wasn’t likely to use that exact fabric a second time, plus some stuff for baby projects that never actually happened. I hope it all went to good homes! I did come home with a few things, but at least it was a lot less than what I came with.
I got some polkadot lining fabric, a length of really nice, heavyweight swimsuit fabric (I’ll have to try out the Closet-Case Bombshell pattern now!), a length of gray denim (probably for shorts), and a bunch of cotton lawn with blue and purple woven through it that will be perfect for a summer sundress. Hopefully I’ll get to sewing these up sooner rather than later!
Now looks like this:
Well, actually I’ve pried off more of the rubber cement and so on since that was taken. But yeah…need to work on that. The plan is to add a bunch of cabinets, which will be a big improvement.