Toronto Sewcialist Meet-Up!

We’re having another meet-up in Toronto! I know there are a few people who aren’t part of the Facebook group, so I wanted to post about it here too. (Sorry to those of you who aren’t in southern Ontario!) 

Toronto Sewcialist Meetup, Summer 2014

We’ve had a couple of big meet-ups in the last year and a half, starting with this one that Adrienne and I organised last spring. It’s always fun to meet like-minded people who love sewing! (The hilarious bonus is the conversations with first-name-only mentions of this blogger or that new pattern… i.e. “Did you see Heather’s Tiki Anna?” Totally unintelligable to anyone but a sewing blog reader!) 

We’ve shopped the fabric district a coupe of time, and checked out the sewing supplies in nearby Hamilton… so as a change, we’re going to go check out the Bata Shoe Museum instead. It’s one of my favourite museums in Toronto because it’s just the right (small) size to visit without getting exhausted! They’ve got a new exhibit called “Fashion Victims: The Perils and Pleasures of dress in the 19th Century”. (Thanks to Rochelle for bringing the exhibit to my attention on twitter!)

Afterwards we’ll find a place to eat, drink, relax, and have a little swap! Not sure where though – Torontonians, do any of you have a suggestion? 

If you can join us, RSVP on the Facebook group or send me an email at Feel free to grab the image from above and spread the word on your own blogs – The more, the merrier! 

I was going to ask if you have any meet-ups planned this summer, but that seems sort of cruel to isolated sewists… So instead, tell me: Can you shop in a group, or do you need to be on your own to make decisions? I almost never buy anything at meet-ups because I’m so distracted by chatting, and I don’t feel like I can take the time to pick something out. I’ve never been good at shopping in groups – even when I go to another city with my husband, we ALWAYS split up and do our own thing so that the other won’t have to wait around bored! 

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