Last night was our first Sewing Soiree, and it was way more fun than any regular party could be. I know that most of you are spread out all over the United States and the world which makes it impossible to all get together like this, but I hope our party inspires you to try it in your hometown. We started by asking around to find out 'who sews?' and the invitations just multiplied from there.
The party was held at Sarah's house and we somehow managed to fit 14 sewing machines plus gals to go with them! There was a make-and-take project planned (a cute and easy library bag) which about half of of us did.
Sarah and I put together some of our favorite foods, including some green sauce to remind us of Houston and Quilt Market and eating at Ninfa's... yum! A bunch of the women also brought a treat to share without even being asked so we had quite the spread (including fried pickles!).
Our ironing station was the perfect spot to chat and make new friends. Plus everyone loved getting to try the smart Oliso pro iron. :)
Speaking of toys, I also set up my digital Slice cutter for us to play with.
I had fun helping Kim with the hem of this gorgeous dress she made. Isn't that shoulder detail amazing!
Most of all there was just lots of sewing. Being used to kids' parties, I was so relieved we didn't have to have any silly games or whatnot. Who needs them? We did have a sweet collection of door prizes including Bonnies' patterns and items handmade by Sarah and myself. Plus everyone went home with a grown up goodie bag with just a bit of fabric and ribbon to remember our night.
So, who else is going to try this? I promise you'll love it!