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Meeting this Sunday and Spring at Potters

Yay!  After unfortunately missing the September meeting, I note that the next meeting of Perth BSC is this Sunday arvo, the 16th October.

If there are any other Perth sewists out there who would like to have a sew and a chat with a lovely, and very welcoming, bunch of people, please come along.  The meetings are great fun.   For location and time details:  http://www.meetup.com/BurdaStyle/Perth-AU/.

And if, like me, you are wondering what project to start and feeling a bit ‘over’ drab winter things, I went into Potters Outlet Store the other day and it has lots of new spring stock in. Lots of nice jerseys and tshirt fabrics, plain and patterned. And lightweight blouseweights and digital prints.I have to confess that I walked in shortly after lunch time and ran into a fellow BSC member and we had a fabulous chat but for such a long time that they shut the shop around us.  And one of the staff quipped (in a very nice way) when she was leaving work that she would see us on Monday.  Like we would still be there chatting then!  Oh the shame.P.S.  I feel I should add one of those riders they have on political ads.  In this case ‘whilst Potters  staff probably think I am some fabric obsessive, I have no connection or affiliation with Potters.  Nor for that matter does BSC have any affiliation.   They just have really nice fabric ‘.

Bindaring on Saturday

Yes I know!  This post has nothing whatsoever to do with sewing.   It does have to do with clothes though!  It’s a reminder of a Perth institution for anyone who is in the clothes buying mood, has a couple of hours free on Saturday and wants to support a very good cause.

It’s time for the annual Red Cross ‘Bindaring’ sale, which is on at Claremont Show Grounds this weekend.  Details are at http://www.redcross.org.au/wa/events_Bindaring-2011.htmn .

The last one I went to was fantastic.  One part was like a big consignment shop with clothes donated by masses of Perth shops and all sorts of designers  (one person I went with emerged with a plastic bag of gorgeous Lisa Ho dresses for very little money).  Other sections were more like a jumble sale.  There are also parades of designer clothes which are auctioned.   It is worth a look.

If you are in the buying mood get there early and it can get a bit jostly if you are trying things on.  But it is all good fun and all for charity.

New City Fabric Shop

It’s been years since there was a fabric shop in Perth City Centre (when did Lincraft close?).   The last bastion of things sewing related in the City has been Kennedy’s in Queen Street which has a selection of threads and haberdashery.
I thought I was misreading when a flyer came from Fabulous Fabrics the other day mentioning their City Store – but no, it is true!   I went trotting down there one lunch time to investigate (with only a mobile phone as a camera I’m afraid).  It opened the week before last.
 The location is Forrest Place on the upper floor – the side facing David Jones.
It’s open 7 days a week – so if any of us run out of threads or zips or want to buy fabric on a Friday night or a Sunday arvo, help will now be at hand.
This is the sister shop to Fabulous Fabric’s Balcatta main store and whilst somewhat smaller than the latter, it is a nice, light, airy space with a good range of fabrics, trims, patterns, zips, haberdashery and buttons.   Check out the website at  http://www.fabulousfabrics.com.au/.
They aim for the higher end market with a focus on evening and bridal fabrics but also have daywear fabrics with some nice tshirting and suiting in the shop at the moment. Yay!