Last Saturday I was lucky enough to join the very first Italian Sewing Meet-up with other 29 sewing bloggers and lovers. It was, as you can imagine, an amazing day full of chattering with friends, fabrics and sun (oh yes, Milan welcomed everyone with a wonderful and warm spring day!)
The meet-up was organised by Blog Italiani di Cucito, that is Anna – Paunnet, Marine – Supercut, Nicoletta – DiNuvoleDiCuori and Silvia – SewingPrincess. I thank you very much, girls, for the opportunity to meet each other finally. I had never got to know someone online and then met them in person until then…and it was amazing! The power of sewing 😉
I had my SLR with me, but I preferred enjoying the day, so I took only some pics with my Iphone. I’m sure that the photos the other girls took will be amazing, so I’ll post the link to their pictures when they’ll be online.
The day got started at LabCafè in Milan, where we met for a brunch and a fabric swap. Practically we had to wrap a fabric from our stash up and bring it to the meeting for the swap. I was the first drawn girl for the choice… the whole mountain of packages was at my disposal 😉
Here I am, very undecided (pic by Veronica – Labcafè. In this facebook album you can find other photos of the meet-up) …
In the end I went for Ilaria – Audrey Couture‘s package in which I found this beautiful viscose.
Moreover Marine (Supercut) offered three prizes (fabrics and haberdashery) for three lucky drawn girls.
In the afternoon we went to Emmepi Tessuti, a fabric shop in the centre of Milan. We invaded it for two hours on the lookout for inspirations and fabrics, of course.
I went back to home with a friend (Ilaria –Audrey Couture and I found out that we live in nearby town and so we shared our way back home) , very happy and super-thrilled about the day! It was amazing to know you all and admire your creations worn in person!
I’m sure that many other meet-ups will follow, so I can’t wait to meet you again. In the meantime see you online 😉
Here are the picture of the group and the list of the girls that joined the meet-up, by Blog Italiani di Cucito:
Brunch, swap and shopping fellows:
Daniela Instagram: instagram.com/ela_stitch/
Federica Pinterest: Federica Pezzini
Giulia Instagram: instagram.com/sewingiu/
Giusi FB: www.facebook.com/giusi.malito?fref=ts
Vittoria FB: www.facebook.com/vittoria.avancini?fref=ts
Video by Giancarlo Garbocci & Francesca – Atelier Vicolo N. 6