If you’ve read my post in November about the Paris Meetup, you know how I felt about that one. Simultaneously nervous and excited, mostly through the whole day. You’ve probably also read posts about meetups where people use other words, like amazing, and instant bff’s. These words create a certain expectancy when you attend your first meetup. I felt a bit disappointed that I had failed to experience this. I was still on the hunt for it when Inna Instagrammed that Kirsty was coming to Paris and who wanted to join. Even though I have to admit I didn’t know Kirsty, I jumped at the opportunity because I do know Inna and she was on my list of ‘cool people to meet IRL’. And then I learned Jo was coming too, and I really wanted to meet her again.
It turned out to be the perfect formula for my kind of meetup! Inna was as cool IRL as she seemed online, it was wonderful to meet Kirsty, and with Jo I was instantly at ease. We’re also yak-hat buddies. We went on a fabric tour with Barbara of Stitching up Paris which was great. The difference with going alone is that you get to see the secret second apartment with all the expensive designer garments. It was just such a fun day, talking fabrics and sewing and life in general. Julie came by to demonstrate her impressive fast and furious shopping skills and later we also met Ninie over some great dinner and wine.
So yeah, my words this time are actually: amazing, instant bff’s.
I just wanted to share this in case you haven’t met your kind of sewing peeps yet. They are out there, you just have to find the right opportunity to meet them!
I came home with a good amount of new stuff, amazing cotton-wool-cashmere jersey being the highlight. But I actually already have some pretty good stuff in my stash, and so does Inna. So we made up a little challenge for ourselves: we have to sew two garments before we are allowed to buy any new fabric. It’s the kind of challenge I like at the moment: not too hard and there’s no actual time limit.
If this sounds like the little push you need too, join us! Just add us on Instagram and leave a comment somewhere so we can keep track of each others progress.
P.S. Of course I met really nice people the first meetup too, I just wasn’t as much at ease.
P.P.S. This week we’re releasing our new pattern! EEEK!!