• My Sewing Plans for December 2018
    Let us know what you plan to do this month. Perhaps you feel, like me, that once you have put something down in black & white you are more likely to go ahead and do it. Perhaps you want to ask for opinions on your plans or some advice on how to achieve them. Share your ideas with other sewists and then let us know how it went at the end of the month. We'd love you to post any photographs, maybe here of, for example, a pattern you want to make or a fabric you will be using.

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  • Winter Social: Lunch at Pierre Victoire
    Hello, We thought that it might be nice to have more of a social event towards the end of the year. I have booked a table for lunch at Pierre Victoire in Soho. They have a really reasonable lunch menu (2 courses for £10.90 or 3 courses for £13.90 plus service charge). http://www.pierrevictoire.com/london/restaurant/menus.asp It will be great to meet up to chat about how our sewing has gone in 2018 and our sewing ambitions for 2019! Please only RSVP if you know you can attend as there is limited space.

    Pierre Victoire Restuarant

    5 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RQ · London

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  • My Results for Month of November 2018
    Here you can let us know how you did during this month in 2018. You might have posted plans for the month but, whether you did or not, you can reveal how your sewing went this month, if you wish you can post a photo of your item/s. If you have any tips about sewing the things that you made then let other members know here. If you blogged it on your own blog then please post a link. We all get inspired by the things that other people have produced so don't be shy. You can post at any time, you don't have to wait until the end of the month to show what you have achieved

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  • Online couse A Royal History of Fashion (technical glitch)
    I am sorry this series is no longer accessible, unless you paid for unlimited access. Somehow the five postings dropped out and the 8 Oct week got repeated endlessly. ====== You can access this from 8 October, the five weeks' content will then be accessible online for 7 weeks (or you can pay £42 for unlimited access and a certificate and whatnot). They list five people who provide the course content so I wager a guess that they may be subject experts in each of the five eras.

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  • Free: Online couse - A Royal History of Fashion 1/5
    Glasgow University offers an online 5 week couse you can join for free. It sounds really interesting and right up my street, so I signed up. Join me! We can discuss the course content on this site. "From Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II, explore how British kings and queens have influenced fashion over 500 years." You can access this from 8 October, the five weeks' content will then be accessible online for 7 weeks (or you can pay £42 for unlimited access and a certificate and whatnot). They list five people who provide the course content so I wager a guess that they may be subject experts in each of the five eras. I had heard of free online courses before but hadn't found one that I liked the sound of as much as this one. So I'll give this a go! Hopefully this link will work: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion?utm_campaign=Share+Links&utm_medium=futurelearn-just_enrolled&utm_source=email Or try this one: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion/2/welcome This second link should include a pretty nifty video, take a look

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  • Monthly Dressmakers meeting: Winter Sewing
    We did discuss ideas for a theme for this month's meeting, and I don't recall exactly, sorry about that. Let's make it Winter Sewing! That goes well with the seasons. Tell us what kinds of garments, patterns or designers inspire you to sew for the cold season! ~~~ Let's meet up at EV to do a bit of hand sewing, exchange sewing tips and share project notes with other people who love to sew! I will schedule these monthly meetings for Tue, Wed and Thu per quarter. This way people will be able to make at least some meetings if they cannot do a specific weekday. You may want to bring a project to hand sew or baste, cut out paper patterns, mark up fabric or anything else that's easily done by hand. If you are not that far along: how about bringing a magazine or sewing book, a dress pattern, photos of examples, scraps of material - anything to show and tell us what you are hoping to make. If you would like some advice because you ran into an issue or have some general questions: others members are bound to have ideas of what to try, or advice about where to look for answers. This monthly meetup can be as social as you would like or as much of a sit down and sew occasion as you want. Let's also discuss ideas for future workshops and themed evenings or outings. All suggestions are welcome! EV Delicatessen are very good in just letting us get on with it, and we are hopefully good customers for them. They do a nice variety of food and beverages, and you can even do some grocery shopping there too. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

    EV Delicatessen (correct post code)

    97-99 Isabella Street, Southwark, London SE1 8DD · London

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  • Free: Online couse - A Royal History of Fashion 1/5
    Glasgow University offers an online 5 week couse you can join for free. It sounds really interesting and right up my street, so I signed up. Join me! We can discuss the course content on this site. "From Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II, explore how British kings and queens have influenced fashion over 500 years." You can access this from 8 October, the five weeks' content will then be accessible online for 7 weeks (or you can pay £42 for unlimited access and a certificate and whatnot). They list five people who provide the course content so I wager a guess that they may be subject experts in each of the five eras. I had heard of free online courses before but hadn't found one that I liked the sound of as much as this one. So I'll give this a go! Hopefully this link will work: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion?utm_campaign=Share+Links&utm_medium=futurelearn-just_enrolled&utm_source=email Or try this one: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion/2/welcome This second link should include a pretty nifty video, take a look

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  • My Sewing Plans for November 2018
    Let us know what you plan to do this month. Perhaps you feel, like me, that once you have put something down in black & white you are more likely to go ahead and do it. Perhaps you want to ask for opinions on your plans or some advice on how to achieve them. Share your ideas with other sewists and then let us know how it went at the end of the month. We'd love you to post any photographs, maybe here of, for example, a pattern you want to make or a fabric you will be using.

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  • Free: Online couse - A Royal History of Fashion 5/5
    Week 5, the last week (you still have access to the online content for another two weeks, 7 weeks in all). Glasgow University offers an online 5 week couse you can join for free. It sounds really interesting and right up my street, so I signed up. Join me! We can discuss the course content on this site. "From Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II, explore how British kings and queens have influenced fashion over 500 years." You can access this from 8 October, the five weeks' content will then be accessible online for 7 weeks (or you can pay £42 for unlimited access and a certificate and whatnot). They list five people who provide the course content so I wager a guess that they may be subject experts in each of the five eras. I had heard of free online courses before but hadn't found one that I liked the sound of as much as this one. So I'll give this a go! Hopefully this link will work: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion?utm_campaign=Share+Links&utm_medium=futurelearn-just_enrolled&utm_source=email Or try this one: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion/2/welcome This second link should include a pretty nifty video, take a look

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  • Night & Day 1930s Fashion and Photographs
    Let's go see this exhibition at the FTM. It sounds wonderful! Just my cup of tea. Fashion equals clothes, and the photos are by Cecil Beaton! That makes it must-see. Please book your own ticket: https://ftmlondon.digitickets.co.uk/events/13255?catID=12029&month=2018-11 They have a new booking system now: there are three sessions to book from - let's got for 3pm. If you can only see October dates then please click on the tab for November. If you're early then pop into the cafe and join us, or meet us near the front desk with your entrance ticket so we can go in togehter. We can go for a drink afterwards or have a coffee in their cafe. More info; https://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/night-and-day-1930s-fashion-and-photographs/ http://rps.org/news/2018/august/night-and-day-1930s-fashion-and-photographs-and-cecil-beaton-exhibitions https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/the-fashion-and-textile-museum-night-and-day-1930s-fashion-and-photographs-exhibition-100718

    Fashion and Textile Museum

    83 Bermondsey Street SE1 3XF · London

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