Sydney Spoolettes go SouthBy Susan | Comments: 14 | June 9, 2014
I missed putting this up last week in the excitement of Everyone Deserves Pretty Knickers week, but seeing as we all had such fun going south I thought I’d share with you the Sydney Spoolettes day out.
We met up at Ikea and perused their fabric section (and I didn’t even venture near the kitchen section which I’m normally such a sucker for).
From Ikea we went to Metro Fabrics which is directly across from Ikea. It reminds me of a big old style industry supply place as there are rows of bra trims, sliders, hooks and eyes. Other swim and lingerie trims and plenty of swim lycras, jerseys, sports specific knits and lingerie fabrics.
Those of us who came by public transport grabbed lifts with those in cars down to Pitt Trading which is to the south of Ikea. It is a treasure trove! Filled with fabrics, trims, accessories and wonderful knick knacks like china cups and other goodies.
A not in focus @cherrypix in the appropriate black, white and red section.
The lovely @kathborup showing off her gorgeous cotton pique dress with contrast collar.
Melanie of @MissPiggyEats having a look at the grey fabrics (that check she had her hand on was divine!)
It’s the kind of Aladdins cave you want to know about if you have to make a dress to wear to a wedding or looking for a special fabric.
Everyone lining up to make their purchases. Thank you to the lovely ladies of Pitt Trading who rewarded us with a generous 20% discount on all purchases made on the day.
This watercolour floral was gorgeous, cotton stretch sateen. Just my kind of fabric, but in true stash busting mode I left it behind. If anyone does buy it can you send me photos of your make so I can live vicariously through you?
Neon sequins! This one was killing me it was so awesome. It hurt to leave it behind but I don’t have a need for it at the moment and I can’t justify adding more “just because” fabric to the stash…but I’m certainly keeping it in mind and maybe later in the year might reward myself with some. Also note to self, when photographing the top shelf get a taller person to take the photo!
We rounded it out with a pub lunch at The Intersection hotel across the road where much laughter was had.
If you want to come hang out with the Sydney Spoolettes, come join the facebook page to know about the next outing. It’s so much fun and everyone is really really nice.