Attention Seattle-area stitchers! Put down your pincushions and listen up. Are you interested in meeting other people who like to sew, and who appreciate the BurdaStyle vibe? Here's your opportunity. I have volunteered to organize a BurdaStyle Club in Seattle and I would love for you to get involved!
This is just as new to me as it is to you, so we can make it whatever we want. Here are my initial thoughts:
Where: I know of two fabric stores, Stitches (Capitol Hill) and Pacific Fabrics (multiple locations) that can provide free meeting space for us. Other locations (coffee shop?) could work too.
When: I'm thinking a weekend day or possibly a weekday evening. I'd like to get input from everyone, and eventually work out a regular monthly meeting, like "the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10am" so there's some predictability.
What: This is where we should all provide input. I believe I can get a suggested syllabus from BurdaStyle, but here are some ideas:
- technique demos - handstiches, welt pocket, bagged lining, etc
- project help - understanding pattern instructions, fit issues, etc
- show and tell - the fun part of sewing!
- photography session - if you want to post finished projects on the BurdaStyle
website or your blog, sometimes it's fun to shoot 'on location' instead of in
front of a boring wall in your house
All skill levels are invited. And you're welcome to join whether or not you've made a BurdaStyle pattern. I love the site and check it religiously on Mondays for the new release, but for some reason I've only made 2, well, 1.5, of their patterns (the very basic Lydia tee, and the Alison swimsuit which is a UFO hidden in a dresser drawer right now). I think this is cause for me to get going on a new garment from the site.
If you're interested, send me an email (my address is on the right) and let's get this started! Edited to add: I'm aiming to have the first meeting in early June.
So you're interested in being part of a BurdaStyle club but you're not in Seattle? Check out other US locations here; international locations will be announced soon.