I want to say thank you to everyone who commented on my 'lumpy' post. It is sometimes difficult to be body-confident in today's skinny-focussed society, and usually I am pretty good, but I guess having a bub changes things. So thank you, you made me feel good, but also made me feel a little silly (in a really good way) - which I think I really needed.
Anyhoo, recently I was lucky enough to have coffee and morning tea with the lovely Leith of Sew Brunswick Fame. Leith is a Queenslander too, and has two small boys. She is also an incredibly accomplished seamstress - she was wearing one of her dresses and one of her Minoru jackets - guess what I did when I went home? Bought the dress pattern and the Minoru pattern. I couldn't help it - both were so gorgeous.
I had a lot of fun chatting with Leith about all things sewing, that it made me yearn for more. I don't know about you, but none of my Melbourne friends sew. And I am completely consumed with sewing, and need to have someone else to talk to about it besides Michael (who on the weekend accused me (quite rightly actually - not that I'd admit it to him) of being obsessed with sewing.
I am also filled with jealousy every time all the UK bloggers write of their meet-ups - they fabric shop together, drink coffee and wine together and sometimes stitch together. It always sounds and looks like so much fun!
So... I thought I would go out on a limb here and ask if any of the Melbourne-based sewers out there would like to participate in a meet-up? I was thinking about meeting on a saturday maybe and have a coffee? Maybe in the city so it's central for all?
Let me know what you think!
UPDATED TO ADD: After suggestions from ladies who have commented so far, going fabric shopping is looking pretty popular.
If you're keen to meet-up, can you include in your comment how much time you will have - i.e., could you start in Brunswick at the Fabric Store and then go on to Tessuti and then coffee, or would you prefer to go to Tessuti and then to coffee?
Also, can you please say whether you'd be keen for a fabric or pattern or both swap?
And - can you please pick which date you'd prefer:
Saturday 28 July
Saturday 4 August
Saturday 18 August
Saturday 25 August