For the last year, a group of Bay Area members of the Sew Weekly community have been talking about scheduling a meet-up. One of the members, Meghan, was nice enough to setup an official group on Meetup.com, that also reached out to other crafty people in the area. The end result? The Bay Area Sewists Meet-up Group.
We were already planning some future outings, but I was thinking about making a trek to San Francisco to check out the luxury fabric store, Britex. I posted it to the page and lo and behold, our first meet-up was formed!
|Britex, street-view. A four story fabric shop off of Union Square.|
|A cable car driving through Union Square|
Britex is right off of Union Square in San Francisco, pretty much the heart of downtown. I arrived a bit early and peered into the store windows in awe at the gorgeous fabrics on display. I wandered around for a bit and by the time I returned, a small crowd had formed. We did introductions and I was impressed by the number of people who actually weren't from the Sew Weekly group (considering that's where our original discussions started) but excited to find that there were so many people who were interested in garment sewing. In the end there were about a dozen of us though a few left early while we were still window-shopping. I say window shopping because while the fabrics were gorgeous, they were totally out of my price range! Definitely eye-candy and some good inspiration - and it gave me an idea of what's out there if I really want to search (or splurge). Alas, pictures were not allowed inside the store so I can't share the glorious fabrics.
|The group post-shopping|
I did pick up a couple of fabrics from their remnants/sale area. I've already started one dress with the Japanese print (the one on the right).
|My fabric finds|