Bring your projects - patterns you're about to make, WIPs (works in progress), or completed garments (successes and failures) - and let's discuss fabric choices, including why you chose a particular fabric and why it worked (or not), what fabrics you're considering for an upcoming project, mixing prints, working with directional fabrics, and more!
What fabric do you choose for a garment? Do you follow a pattern's recommended fabrics or do you ignore the suggestions? Is there a "wrong" fabric or not? What "wrong" fabrics have you used in a garment?
This month's pattern giveaway is Thread Theory's oh-so-cool Goldstream Peacoat! Thread Theory is a Canadian menswear sewing pattern company. You can see photos of this great coat on Thread Theory's blog here.
And here's a photo of a finished Goldstream Peacoat from that blog post:
You can buy their paper patterns via their website or as PDF downloads. Thank you Thread Theory for donating this pattern!
Note: If you have already won a pattern in a 2014 Bay Area Sewists pattern drawing, please do not enter.
As always, Bay Area Sewists receive a 20% discount at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics on meetup days! And this time, all you need to do is go downstairs to shop. :)
Date: Sunday, August 17
1:30pm to 1:45 pm - Introductions and announcements
1:45 pm to 3:25 pm - Show & Tell and discussion of fabric
3:30 pm - Pattern drawing and group photo!
Location: Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, 2518 Shattuck Ave., upstairs classroom space. Street parking is available (watch the meters!). The store is within walking distance from the Downtown Berkeley BART stop.
NOTE: They only have 21 chairs so the RSVPs are limited to 21. If you cannot make it please update your RSVP status immediately because there are several people on the wait list who would like to attend. Thank you!