Yesterday in Brisbane, it was (unusually) a dreary day, however dedicated sewists from far and wide descended on the Brisbane Marriott for the inaugural High Tea Meetup. In all, 27 people attended, a fabulous turnout!! Even Lizzy from Sewbusylizzy travelled up for the weekend!
So much colour, even the maître-d noticed that we were all fabulously dressed, of course upon finding out we all sewed his first question was “does anyone do hemming?” “aaaah, no I don’t think so, we don’t tend to do alterations” was my somewhat diplomatic response. I then proceeded to introduce him to the wonders of hemming tape, I am sure that would be much easier for the poor height deprived man.
Back to the festivities, fabulous food was consumed, bubbly was consumed and of course then there was the swap!
Boy oh boy was there some treasure, we had to set up one table for patterns and one for fabric. Just about everyone walked away with something new to them, even those that were trying to resist!
I was expecting the swap to be crazy, but apparently we are civilized ladies and it wasn’t the elbowing and screaming that I might have envisaged, yeah I admit, that would have been pretty entertaining 🙂
The fabulous ladies in attendance:
Reana Louise, Donna, Lizzy, Sarah, Susie, Dorlene, Michelle, Christine, Rosi, Sofie, Angela, Sue, Julie, Lana, Sophie, Erin, Gail, Jo, Bianca, Karen, Colette , Kat , Denise, Judith, Karen, Marjorie and Alice.
I didn’t have time to make a new dress for the occasion but pulled out my Alannah Hill floral number blogged here.
Instagram was going pretty crazy with excited photo posts and we have now decided that we will be meeting up much more often. We have a new Brisbane Spoolettes page on Facebook and have decided we definitely need more events, because more events equals more outfit opportunities!! Such a fabulous day and I for one left with an exceedingly croaky voice!! Gee I love meetups!