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Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019

Starryfish

Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« on: March 12, 2019, 13:01:18 PM »
Is anyone going to this? I will be there on Thursday, wearing my TSP Badge. I should be stashbusting, but hey, who really does this?
Stash reducing 2019.

Gone so far - 30.5m

So Chic

Re: Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 16:00:38 PM »
I'm hoping to go on Friday as we're going to our boat for the weekend and this year I will not buy anything.
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP + elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G hiding in loft

Tamnymore

Re: Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 16:20:37 PM »
Would love to go but alas am just too busy this year.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Stevie

Re: Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 21:31:56 PM »
I'm going on Sunday. I just started to work with polyester jersey for the first time and realised that scissors and pins aren't just scissors and pins! My old bargain basement dressmaking scissors were nowhere near sharp enough and the ends weren't sharp and didn't meet, and some my of pins were blunt and other were rusty so my husband is going to treat me  :D  <3 I love tops made of polyester jersey - they hang so well but it took me a very long time to pin and cut mine and bad tools didn't help.

Tamnymore

Re: Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 10:00:34 AM »
Enjoy your trip @Stevie . Hope you get stocked up with lots of supplies and plenty of ideas!
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Nevis5

Re: Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 10:06:44 AM »
Really, really wanted to go this year (by myself, after a bad experience at the FOQ with someone I really don't like).  However I'm trying very hard not to add too much to my stash and I know what I'm like when faced with stalls and stalls of delicious fabrics.  So I didn't go.  Hope you all had a fabulous time xx

Starryfish

Re: Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 12:03:05 PM »
I bought: 2m of jersey for DGS's newborn things, a kit to make a nappy changer, a kit to make a baby play quilt, 2 balls of wool for DGS cardigans, and for me-  a reel of olive thread for new walking trousers.
I didn't buy some lovely double gauze and some fuchsia denim. They were from Higgs and Higgs so I can get them online later.
Stash reducing 2019.

Gone so far - 30.5m

So Chic

Re: Sewing for Pleasure NEC- 14-17 March 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 12:40:02 PM »
I went Friday and managed not to buy any fabric despite being tempted but I did buy a rotary cutter which came with two free blades, and needles for the coverstitch machine. 
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP + elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G hiding in loft