I have only been going to Goldhawk Road for a year or two, didn't realise it existed until I 'googled' fabric shopping in london, then I found out about the on line sewing community and that was it, I had to go. What a revelation, such beautiful fabrics and so reasonably priced, all in such close proximity to each other.
Anyway, the meet up. First decision, fretted about all week, what to wear?. The weather had been really kind all week, and I had been on annual leave. I had just about finished this dress,
but it was not certain we would be able to find a lunchtime venue and we may have been able to have a picnic. I love picnics, but this dress is actually quite fitted and was not sure it would hold up to lazing around on grass, and it has a white background. So after uuming and aahing for a few days, I decided to make another dress.
I had some left over lightweight cotton, in a Pucci inspired print that I bought as an end of roll at Walthamstow Market years ago and I thought it would be perfect for a more casual lunch and possible lazing on grass, and it is a blue/green background.
The pattern is another old one, a gypsy style that is loose with a elasticated, shirred waist for a bit of fit. Another bonus with this pattern is that the design of the fabric is not disturbed in any way.
I had a fabulous day in Goldhawk Road, thanks to Claire http://sew-incidentally.blogspot.co.uk/. We had a lovely lunch at Liz's cafe in the end and much swapping was done. Photos, already covered elsewhere in the blogosphere.
As I said I was very restrained, I try to limit my fabric buying now, as I have quite a stash. Although after reading some of the posts from 'diary of a sewing fanatic' http://sewingfantaticdiary.blogspot.co.uk/ and seeing her pictures, I realise my stash is small fry really. I evenutually bought a length of fabric for a bag. It is a light weight cotton and will have to be backed with some calico, but I could not resist it, look it has pictures of cotton reels,thimbles and pairs of scissors.
and two lengths of dress fabric.