Past Meetup

Meetup at Britex Fabrics: Sewing Slippery & Fiddly Fabrics!

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Britex Fabrics

146 Geary Street · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Begin on 1st floor at Britex Fabrics, then move to 4th floor

Location image of event venue


Our November meetup will take place at Britex Fabrics in San Francisco! We'll get a personal tour of the store and a brief look at some of the fabrics we'll discuss after the tour: slippery and fiddly fabrics, such as silk chiffon, charmeuse, silk knits, loosely woven and doubled-faced fabrics.

Bring your fabric, finished garments or WIPs (works in progress) to discuss your successes, failures, fears, and questions. Britex has also given us samples of iridescent silk chiffon, silk jersey, charmeuse, and stretch mesh that we can pass around, touch, and see how they drape (see above photo).

IMPORTANT: Space is limited. There will be 20 chairs but room for 30 maximum. Please read the entire description for details on RSVPs.

UPDATE: The pattern giveaway this month will be the By Hand London Anna Dress ( This popular pattern is fairly easy to make (sizes 2-16). The bodice has double pleats in the front and two waist darts in the back, and has two neckline options (v-neck and slash). The skirt has seven panels, which can make it fun to color block. You can make it maxi or knee-length. [We were going to giveaway Christine Haynes latest pattern but now it won't be printed in time for our meetup.]

Bay Area Sewists member Angela ( made the Anna Dress this summer. You can see it on her blog Sophomore Studio here ( I've made two tea-length versions. You can see many, many versions of this dress of the Anna Dress on Pinterest ( page.

All meetup attendees get a 10% discount on any regularly priced fabrics on this day. Thank you Britex Fabrics for hosting and for the discount!

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 10:30 am to 1 pm
Place: Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary St., 1st and 4th floor, San Francisco

10:30 to 11 am -Tour of the store starts on the 1st floor, brief look at/discussion of fabrics [Please get your name tag from me - I'll be wearing a hat.]
Move to the 4th floor
11 am to 11:20 am - Introductions and announcements
11:15 am to 12 pm - Discussion of fabric
12 pm - Pattern drawing

IMPORTANT: Space is limited. There will be 20 chairs but room for 30 maximum. The RSVP limit is 30. Please note that the first 19 members who RSVPs AND to arrive at Britex will get a seat so please get there early if you really want a seat. [Why 19? One is mine. ;)] I will be handing out numbers and name tags at Britex. Just look for me on the first floor - I'll be wearing a hat.

If you are one of the first ten people on the wait list, there is a good chance you will get in. There are always cancellations, especially in the week before a meetup.

Regardless of which list you are on, please update your RSVP status immediately. For example, if you are on the wait list and then you have a conflict, please change your RSVP to No; then your place will go to the next person on the wait list.

Please check your meetup settings to make sure you receive Bay Area Sewists meetup emails. If someone cancels and you are first on the wait list, you will get notification from Meetup that your RSVP status is Yes. You can also check this page to see where you are on the wait list. If you have any questions please contact me via the meetup page [link below my photo on the left].

Thank you!