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DC Sip and Swap

Last night The Swapaholics came to DC and held a Swap event – and it was so fun! I met up with my friend E, and we had a great time hanging out, meeting new people and swapping. Though admittedly, I don’t think we were cut throat enough to really score. Girls literally ran in when the doors opened, whereas we strolled in with glasses of wine and spent a lot of time feeling overwhelmed and confused hehe.

What really shocked me was how serious some people were! I was chatting to a gal before we all went in, and as they opened the space up, she ran off and yelled back at me “we’re no longer friends hahaha” – it was hilarious. And no kidding, people were literally trying on clothing in the middle of the room. Like take off all your clothing. yikes! That’s way too intense for me, I brought a tape measure, but other than that i just tried on at home and it all fit, so yay! I walked away with a few really cute items – but the most fun was just hanging out with E, Elizabeth, AllieVivi, VyqueAmy and Melissa. Here’s hoping there’s another swap soon!

I didn’t take my camera (*ahem* i’ll take any excuse to wear a tiny purse, but it aint condusive to carrying a giant DSLR) – But incase you’re interested, here are a few snaps I found around the web. Though I warn you, flash photography does not compliment my incredibly pale complexion…

via District of Chic

via Fasshonaburu

via DC Goodwill Fashionista

via The Feast

via The Swapaholics

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

It was so good to meet you…and you were a fantastic help to us in the last frantic moments before the curtains opened!

Girl & Closet (Veronika)

Oh my goodness Megan that is SO intense. I would be sauntering in with you girls, proudly holding my glass of wine and happily staying calm. Haha, I just don’t think I have it in me to get that fired up. But it sounds like you had a super time and so glad to hear that picked up some lovely things. AND you’re wearing my fave blouse ever, eeee, love the print & fit …it’s so darling. Happy weekend. xx veronika

12 years ago

I can imagine it would take a lot of wine to cope with an event like that!

12 years ago

What a lovely blouse! you look so romantic

12 years ago

trust my intelligent daughter in law to think of bringing a tape measure! the butterfly top is quite inspired and very chic….what is it about butterflies?
keep up the creative work, and i am glad you still enjoy the book i bought you so long ago when you first started sewing.

12 years ago

Megan, it was such a pleasure finally meeting you! I may not be “fierce” enough to get the best scores at the swap, but I had fun and it was so wonderful to meet bloggers like you IRL!


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