Winter Meet Up

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More details to follow but I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. The Winter Meet Up will be on Sunday 9 June at 10.30 am I’m open to ideas of where everyone would like to go. Please comment if you’ve got an awesome idea!

I’ll be sending an email out with more details soon. If you don’t have a blog and are keen to join us that’s cool too! Just comment with your email address and I’ll put you on the list!.

Also I’ve created a button if you’re keen to add it to your blogs:
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Auckland Sewing Bloggers

In light of our up-coming meet up I thought I’d create a button – the Auckland Sewing Bloggers Button

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Everyone is welcome to put it on their blogs (but of course it would be helpful if you were living in New Zealand!) It fairly easy to put the button into your sidebar but if anyone has any tips please comments!

So go on – show your New Zealand pride!

Let’s Have a Meet Up

I’ve been having a think – wouldn’t it be nice to have a meet up of all the Auckland sewing bloggers? I love blogging and blogging about sewing and sewing in general so wouldn’t it be great if we could talk about sewing but in person? We could even have a pattern and stash swap too if we wanted? I’ve been doing some Meet Up stalking and the lovely ladies of Wellington, New Zealand, had a great meet up the other day and I’m pretty jealous. The Curious Kiwi blogged about their amazingness.

So… If you live in Auckland or if you’re going to be in Auckland on the weekend of 27 -28 April the let me know and we can arrange something. I’m flexible about the actual meet up destination. It’ll be fun, I promise!

ALSO did you see that Colette has released a new pattern this morning??? It called Laurel and its a super versatile shift dress or top. This is my favourite version:

And of course you’ve probably already seen the new Sewaholic pattern the Robson Coat. Gorgeous, simple elegant.Love it.

So if you’re in Aucklad let’s have a meet up! Either comment on this post or email me dressesandme[at]hotmail.com

Florence + the Pre Raphaelites

Ok I know- I’m a terrible student. Last night I, again, missed my sewing class. But I have a far better excuse this time. I went to see Florence and the Machine!!! In my defence I booked these tickets months ago. Far before I booked myself into Sew, Sew, Sew! And in case you were wondering – Yes she was amazing!

In honour of her amazing-ness I thougth I’d wirte a post about Florence Welch. To me Florence and the Machine is a lot like a Pre-Raphealite painting. She is fair skinned, has red hair and many of her songs, like the Pre-Raphaelite paintings, are deep and moving.

This is my favourite right now:

Sometimes I’m not sure whether it is just me that sees these things or if her stylists have modelled her look on a particular theme. But I can find at least one other blogger that has also seen this connection (here for link to their blog post).

Here’s an example of what I mean. Below is Florence Welch and under that is Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (who had a pretty interesting life if you’re interested in reading about it) and then another photo of Florence. Both are fair, have red, thick wavy hair, soulful expressions and are in mystical settings. The women are in sharp focus in all images with the backgrounds blurred out.

Can you see it too, or is it just me?

Wow I got so distracted that I didn’t even get to tell you that I wore my Blue Velvet Vintage-inspred dress to the concert! Will have to blog about it tomorrow!