Sewing people are the nicest people out. Sorry people who have other interests, but haters going to hate.
The most lovely Kat of all the whimsical things organised the Sydney Frocktails event at China Republic. It was awesome, hours and hours of talking to lovely people, admiring swishy dresses and a few cheeky gins. I had total blog crush on Kristy from lower your presser foot and only spoke to her as she was on her way out…which was super silly and my one regret of the night, as she (like all the seamstresses) was very friendly. There was that awkwardness of making an exact copy of this stunner which made me feel like a total fangirl.
Finishing a dress in time for frocktails was tricky. It’s always tricky. We should have a prize for the dress finished last, as I would win EVERY TIME. I’ll blog the details later, but basically I finished it half an hour before going to the event. That’s the beauty of hand-picked zippers, you can totally do it at the last minute as you can be all like, ‘I’ll just do it on the plane’ and then yammer away at Poppykettle so much that you completely forget about it.
So to all the ladies who think about coming to an event, a cocktails, tea or social sewing but feel like it’s a little intimidating…yeah, the first half hour is totally awkward. Then once everyone has had a drink, the volume ratchets up a level and you discover a room full of buddies and all of a sudden it’s midnight and you’re turning into a pumpkin.
Come along, you could meet some of your close IRL friends from the internets.
(p.s. there were too many very nice and lovely people who I really want to catch up with, and can’t mention them all by name)
(p.p.s. If I can get off my butt and take photos I will take proper photos of my Frocktails dress, and talk about the journey – nay, odyssey to a finished dress)
(p.p.p.s. odyssey is not spelt how I expected. Spellcheck had no frickin idea where I was trying to go with that one).