Tabitha Sewer is a well known sewing blogger in the Instagram community who collaborated with countless brands to put on THE sewing meetup event of the year!
Tickets for the event were sold out on the same day well in advance, back in February 2019. Only 50 spots were available and the first 35 tickets sold included a swag bag full of sewing goodies!
The party was held at a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York and featured a photo flower wall and bar for the event. The night included a raffle for the chance to win amazing prizes including two sewing machines, handmade scarves, fabric, shoe kits, and more!
The dress I made was McCall's #M7745 view A. The pattern designer of this dress, Jackie Polikoff, was in attendance. It was a thrill to meet the McCall's team and learn more about the pattern brands.
And speaking of pattern brands.... Tabitha made a huge announcement at the start of the event. She has launched her first pattern titled Lena Horne. Each pattern from her collection will be named after an iconic African American woman.
Not to mention, JoAnn fabric stores will be the first to carry her patterns!
This first dress of her collection features fun vertical ruffles starting from the front of the bodice and crossing in the back. It also has a full skirt and two length options. I can't wait to make my first #TabithaSewerPattern
The fabric that I chose for my make also comes from JoAnn's. It is a beautiful polyester crepe with a light and airy hand-feel. The McCall's dress is a wrap dress that features different cup sizing for the bust. The bodice has a continuous ruffle that encompasses the entire length of the bodice and flows naturally down the arm for a fun cold shoulder. The closure features a choice of ribbon, which I matched to the flowers on the pattern. The only difference I made is to line the skirt with a lightweight polyester lining from Astoria Fashion Fabrics, as the fabric was a little too sheer. And for added security I added snaps to the shirt and on the bodice to keep the dress closed.
The event was amazing! I met so many wonderful makers from around the world. Sewers came from all over the U.S. and as far as France. Drinks were served, desserts were eaten, and dances were had. I'm so glad #TabithaMadeMeDoIt