I've been going on about the Goldhawk Road Fabric Fandango for weeks now, but you've probably read a few renditions of this blog post by now (work got in the way of an early post from me) so I'll keep this short-ish and sweet.
Last Saturday's dreamy day out was organised by the very brave Karen of Did You Make That? who has also perfectly summed up the event here (including links to all the bloggers who attended if you're interested). I honestly don't think the fabric shopkeepers of West London's Goldhawk Road knew what hit them when our large group of loud women with a passion for sewing descended. The group was so big that we split into smaller ones to avoid complete chaos.
My group was led by Dibs - whose haggling skills were an absolute life saver – and consisted of the following awesome ladies: Justine, Adrienne, and Melizza.Countless metres of fabrics were purchased, most of them by Dibs, which as you can imagine took most of the day and left little time to socialise afterwards!
As we enjoyed some refreshing and dare I say 'well-deserved' cocktails, we poured over everyone's gorgeous bargains.
When I said that most of them belonged to Dibs, I wasn't exaggerating...check her loot out!!!
What did I come away with? Unexpectedly, I was one of the few reserved shoppers, but I happily came away with 3 metres of gorgeous cotton voile for just £10...
...and 3 metres of not-so-cheap-but-silky-soft cotton...
...which I'm hoping to use for this little 60s number!
It really was a glorious day and I felt so star struck meeting some of my favourite bloggers. I just hope there are many more meet-ups to come!