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The lovely wife of King Bee Matt arranged for the Bees to meet up at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia last Saturday. As you know I usually visit the show when it is in Harrogate and do a blog post of my visit. 

So the Bees met for a coffee before heading in to the Show…..we did lose a Neil to begin with,as he was in the queue with an admiring crowd!

I had emailed Lisa at WT as I was really excited to think they may have a stall and I might finally get to meet her! I can’t wait for that! Sadly, not this year, so I decided instead to take White Tree with me! 

I used this beautiful petrol Ponti Roma to make The Olympia! 

As a blogger for WT I can choose the fabric to make for a blog post, and this is a definite go-to knit to use. It is a lovely fabric to sew with. I also made the Wiggle Dress from the same fabric in black.

I have made lots of these dresses now, but I feel really comfortable in this style and feel like it is very complimentary to my body shape. It is the first Skater Dress in a knit,however. The York  and The Elizabeth are in wool  mix fabrics. 

Back to the show……it was the best day ever! Lots of lovely people recognised us and wanted photos of us and their book signing. I had a ball! Talking and smiling is what I am all about so I had a great time! 

The nearest we got to being a VIP!!!

We did lose Neil at one point……

And of course my Sewing Bee experience would have not been the same without my partner in crime………

I am just wondering where Paul is!?! I think he was missing when I took my photos! 

If you asked for a photo or I signed your book…Thank You….you really made my day!

More importantly………

I bought some trims you may recognise from my Harrogate post and some beautiful peacock fabric for the next Lottie blouse. I saw  this beautiful 1920s fabric which was designed and made by a couple from France. They had the most beautiful fabric on their stall, I wanted all of it….but settled on a metre of this postcard style cotton.

Finally….the final!

But the best part of the final….(sorry Matt)

Hope you have enjoyed my Sewing Bee related posts! 

That’s it folks! Back to the usual twirling, swirling me, me, me posts from now on!

But it was certainly a once in a lifetime experience!

Amanda 🐝

Pattern: Simple  Sew Skater Dress

Fabric: 2 metres teal ponte available here

Notions: thread

Wonky Factor: 10/10 the Bees said I had a perfect neckline……there can be no higher praise! And thanks WT Fabrics for the beautiful fabric!