I’m not saying that Claire of Sew Incidentally has a fabric problem, but even her luggage couldn’t keep up with her today. And I wouldn’t claim that Dibs and the Machine has a similair issue, but she had to buy a new bag at the market to accommodate her fabric purchases.
Today was an awesome day! The sun was out, the wind chill only made it feel -20, as opposed to anything too arctic, and the fabric sellers of Walthamstow were in fine fettle. I shan’t go into too much detail about the flirting that went on in Saeeds, but suffice to say there were guffaws. Question: is the ability to flirt with 16 women all at the same time a prerequisite for owning a fabric shop? Answers on a postcard, please.
As well as fabric shopping, there was the now traditional fabric swap. Seriously, where do these people keep their stashes? Do they have warehouses in their back gardens? This is just the stuff they can CARRY!
There was mucho lunging, though we all stayed polite and no one grabbed.
I was very excited to see Tilly wearing her gorgeous red Mathilde blouse. I’d had vague plans to feverishly make my own version to wear when we met, but I ran out of steam after cutting out. I’m glad, really. Can you imagine my pathetic fan girl behaviour otherwise? Look, Tilly! I’m wearing your blouse! You designed it and then I made it! I made it for YOU to see today! Oh, Karen, please. Sit back down and shut up.
I’m not gonna lie. There was some serious fabric shopping going on, even after the swap had supposedly sated appetites.
I bought three metres of wool crepe and three metres of lining for … something. I shan’t say what, just in case I don’t make it. What?! Hey! It’s not like there’s a Sewlution jar around here.
Thanks, Stevie, for organising another wonderful sewing outing!