Meet Me at Gala Fabrics in Victoria, BC

Hey everyone! I will be in Victoria, BC at Gala Fabrics on April the 5th. It’s a Sunday, I’ll be making an appearance at their regular group meeting though anyone can attend.

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Come on down and say hi, ask questions, and buy a signed copy of the Sewtionary!

The details:

What: I’ll be guest speaking at the April sewing forum at Gala Fabrics. I’ll talk about how Sewaholic Patterns was started and what it’s like to run a sewing pattern company, the launch of the Sewtionary book and hint at some of the new patterns we’re working on. I’ll have signed copies of the Sewtionary for sale, and Gala Fabrics carries our patterns if you need to stock up!

Where: Gala Fabrics in Victoria, BC, 104-1483 Douglas Street

t: 250.389.1312 | f: 250.389.1339 | EMAIL: |

When: Sunday, April 5th, at 11.30AM

I’m excited to meet new people and chat with Vancouver Island sewing enthusiasts. Anyone that is passionate enough about sewing to belong to a regular meetup group is my kind of people! I’ve never been to the Victoria location of Gala Fabrics either and I look forward to checking it out.

Hope to see you there!

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16 Responses to Meet Me at Gala Fabrics in Victoria, BC

  1. Leslie March 6, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Tania…I would so love to come and see you here in Victoria….also, I had no idea that Gala had a regular thing, so that’s interesting. But Isn’t that Easter Sunday?

    • Tasia March 6, 2015 at 8:17 am #

      It is! I checked too, and they are still having the meeting.

  2. Seattlerain March 6, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    Ooh! Maybe I’ll take the ferry up for the weekend to poke around Victoria and hear your talk!

    • Tasia March 6, 2015 at 8:18 am #

      Very cool! I’ve always wanted to try taking that ferry. If you make it, do come and introduce yourself so I can put a face to the name!

  3. Janou March 6, 2015 at 9:27 am #

    I was watching Great British Sewing Bee yesterday and one of the contestants made a Cordova jacket for the leather material challenge. Too bad it was too long waisted for her model, but I was jumping up and down going “I know that pattern!”. My partner found it very funny.

    • Tasia March 6, 2015 at 9:51 am #

      I heard that earlier today! Now I have to check it out, that’s so incredibly cool. :) Thanks so much! Do you know what episode number it was (and if it’s on youtube yet?)!

      • Janou March 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

        It was season 3, ep5 and it is up on YouTube.

        • Tasia March 6, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

          Awesome, thanks! I’ll be sure to check it out.

  4. Krista March 6, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    There’s a regular sewing meeting at Gala? Cool, I may have to check that out.

    • Tasia March 6, 2015 at 9:56 am #

      Glad to spread the word! :)

  5. Carol Crocker-Ware March 6, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    I visited Gala Fabrics last year in March. My husband and I took a trip to Washington and we drove there. It was beautiful and I found the street names of your patterns! (We did a scavenger hunt of sorts!) It was great! Home is Chicago, but big Thanks to you and your Canada blog post -we got to visit and see Vancouver!

    • Tasia March 6, 2015 at 10:11 am #

      That’s awesome! What a great story. :)

  6. Becca Porter March 7, 2015 at 6:38 am #

    Would love to come to this but I think its possibly a bit far…! However, do I remember reading somewhere that you are visiting the Netherlands this year? Is that for work or play? Here in Utrecht we have a massive weekly fabric market you should definitely check out!

    • Tasia March 9, 2015 at 11:16 am #

      Tell me about this weekly fabric market – I am visiting in May! :)

      • Janou March 12, 2015 at 12:40 am #

        Awesome :) Please keep us updated.

        Just to chime in, the Utrecht fabric market is on Saturday mornings around the Breedstraat (‘broad street’) area. It has been going in some shape or form since the linen weavers started it in the 16th century. It is a very mixed affair with apparel fabric, furnishing fabric, high end and low end fabrics and usually some leather and faux fur. People who visit the market, often have lunch/tea and then maybe have a look at other shops, haberdasheries or bead shops etc elsewhere in the city centre.

      • Becca Porter March 12, 2015 at 12:56 am #

        Thanks Janou! Yes I think the market officially runs from 9-1 and there are a ton of stalls (and very reasonable prices). There is also a lovely haberdashery shop on the Lijnmarkt which I think is called Magazijn de Vlijt. And that just happens to be over the road from the awesome Kafé België (over 200 different beers!!).
        I imagine you’ll be mainly in Amsterdam, so Utrecht is about 20 minutes away by train. It is much calmer than Amsterdam but, I think, just as beautiful :-).