If you follow a lot of other sewing blogs, you’ve probably seen the increasing number of sewing ‘meet ups’, where bloggers all meet up to say hello, swap unwanted patterns and fabrics and then shop for even more fabric together so they can encourage each other to overspend!
Sounds like heaven. Except here in Cayman, I’m rather a long way and usually two flights away from any of them. So what to do? Make my own sewing meet up right here in Cayman!
I was so delighted when Robin wrote to tell me that she would be visiting Grand Cayman with her husband Joe. Robin was enjoying a Quilting Cruise that stopped off for the day in the Cayman Islands as part of its Caribbean route and so we arranged to meet up and spend some tourist time together.
It was fun being a tourist on my own island for the day and Robin and Joe were amazing. Such lovely people, fun and interesting with lots of tales to tell. I’m naturally shy by nature and was a bit worried, but we all chatted away like we had known each other for ever.
Robin asked if I had sewn my skirt, and I hadn’t but she said it was cute and I should make one. So I’m working on it now. The first trial version is completed and it came out so cute! I’ve had the Pattern Drafting from Ready To Wear class in my folder for ages and hadn’t got round to even starting it, but this was the perfect opportunity to take a look. Using the tips I learned, I was easily able to make a pattern from the skirt I already had.
I’ll be working on refining it, grading into different sizes and working on a tutorial and this will become a free pattern of the future. Just in time for summer I think. Thanks to Robin and Joe for spending such a lovely day with me, and for giving me the idea to make this skirt.
Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy