Fabric Choices, Show & Tell and Pattern Giveaway!

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!

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  • Chuleenan

    I finally finished a post about this meetup: http://csews.com/bay-area-sewists/bay-area-sewists-august-meetup

    August 29

  • Shontai

    so sorry i was sick. i thought it was a small headache but it turned out to be flu. just getting better now. glad to see everyone and it was nice to hear the stories. i wish i could have stayed longer.

    August 19

    • Chuleenan

      Thanks for much for making the long trip! I'm sorry you weren't feeling well. I hope you feel much better. Hope to see you soon!

      August 21

  • Lisa

    Great fun sharing our mutual passion.

    1 · August 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved seeing the wide variety of projects, fabrics, and approaches. So many great ideas and tips! Great meetup.

    2 · August 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    I appreciate a spot opening up. The email came to at noon and I saw it at 12:45. I've since made plans, given the event is at 1:30.

    August 17

    • Chuleenan

      Thanks for updating your RSVP status.

      August 17

  • Karen

    Every fabric I have purchased there works out GREAT! The prices are so reasonable too. I can't wait for this one.

    2 · June 20

  • Veronica Flores Y.

    I'm was so excited to attend since I've missed a few meet ups, but I've had a headache since last night. I better just stay home in case it doesn't go away. Have fun everyone!

    August 15

    • Chuleenan

      Thanks for updating your status! Hope you feel better soon!

      August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know it's a long shot, but I'm ok with that. I'll try for the next one. Have a great time, everyone!

    August 13

    • Chuleenan

      Thanks! Fitting meetup in Sept. has more space - up to 30 people. Maybe we'll see you then...

      August 13

  • Cassandra L.

    Some relatives are coming from out of town. I was really hoping to go to this one too. :(

    August 10

  • Freja

    Looks like I have to work this weekend - I hope some one is able to take my place.

    August 12

    • Chuleenan

      Sorry you won't be able to make it. Plenty of people on the wait list!

      August 12

  • Alice

    On the waitlist!

    August 11

  • Claire

    Business trip :( My flight takes off at the beginning of the afternoon, too bad :(

    August 9

    • Chuleenan

      Sorry you can't make it! Thanks for updating your RSVP. See you at another meetup, Claire!

      August 10

  • Shawn

    Ooo I guess I took to long to sign up for this one -- now I'll have to wait for a seat to open up... Open...open...open :D

    August 1

    • Chuleenan

      Yes, this one filled up pretty fast. However, there are always cancellations during the week before a meetup.

      August 1

  • Laurel Reusser D.

    I sew for Suzan, the owner, and we collaborate on her blog Fabriclady, where we encourage women to get back to garment sewing. StoneMountain is THE best fabric store in No. CA. and you can see what I've been sewing there! Have a great time there!!!!!

    2 · July 28

    • Chuleenan

      Thanks for your comment! We're really looking forward to having our first meetup at Stonemountain!

      July 29

  • Meg A.

    I'm on the waitlist! If anybody can't make it, please remember to update your response. If I can't get in I understand -- see you in September!

    July 26

  • Lisa Maria B.

    Can not wait sounds fun

    1 · June 18

    • Chuleenan

      And we'll be in the perfect place to chat about fabric! :)

      1 · June 18

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