Was ist das, I hear you ask?
Well, it's a shitastic birth of awesomeness. Granted, at the time of The Spoolettes creation, we were in the midst of some serious summer loving. I held a party at Chez Dixie Lou where a group of us, bound by the love of all things fabric and thread, drunk a crap load of cava and tequila, ate my cheese and pineapple hedgehog, and danced until my lounge floor was a soppy puddle of tuck-dancing (don't ask) and booze. Ahhh take me back there now!
Days later, Mrs Needles - a woman of class and connections - took myself, Sally and Amy for cocktails on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols. Picture it - London skyline, evening sun, champagne cocktails and Knightsbridge. Yes, this my people, is how we roll, and most importantly this is how YOU can roll too.
Join the Spoolettes!
Plus, by becoming a Spoolette, you'll always have someone there to stop you from taking a beautiful vintage prom dress and turning it into this:
The Spoolette sisters have your back
What do WE like to do?
Anything! Recently, a group of us went to the V&A in London to see the 1980s From Club to Catwalk Fashion exhibit, and later this month The Spoolettes are hitting Bloomsbury Bowling Alley in handmade bowling shirts. I cannot wait for this! We're then hoping to do a UK version of the Austrialian Frocktails night, so hey US, get on board too! This coming Monday, we're welcoming Amity from Lolita Patterns with a day of fabric shopping in London followed by dinner and drinks.
And, don't forget UK Spoolettes, Dolly hits London next June... perfect timing for our Dolly/Joan sewalong don't you think?
So what do YOU need to do?
For Facebook, I'm going to invite some international sewers to sign up as admin for their respective countries - if anyone is interested in undertaking this role, email me. Once I get the required 25 likes on the page, I'll make the Facebook url known.
Since the big London meet up back in April, organised by the amazing Rachel, I have met some truly wonderful people who I now value as great friends. This is, most importantly, what being a Spoolette is and we hope to have you on board this love boat.