Sewtionary Launch Party Recap!

Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the Sewtionary Launch Party at Spool of Thread! It was so exciting to meet everyone, see the projects you’ve made from Sewaholic patterns and hear your thoughts on the book!


Caroline took photos during the party, which was great as I wouldn’t have been able to! There was a steady flow of people all afternoon. Enough people to nearly sell all of the books (!) and yet not so crowded that I didn’t get to talk with everyone.


We had extra stock of all our patterns on display for the event. Look how pretty they look arranged in rainbow order!


The front window – you can see the stuffed needles hanging, and my book in the far right!

Classes on the chalkboard.


Assorted trims.


Here I am with the lovely Amanda in her Saltspring dress! It was incredibly cool to recognize people from their blogs.


Me signing a book. I stayed close to this table so I’d have an easy writing surface. And it was great to have pockets in my Lonsdale dress to keep my pen handy!


We arranged the samples by colour order as well. It made it easy to talk about the pattern designs when the samples were right there! We actually had our newest pattern samples on display for a sneak preview, see if you can spot them!


So glad that Corinne and Caroline were there. After all, both of them had a hand in making the Sewtionary a success too!


It was such a whirlwind meeting so many new people. Especially the ones that shared their stories about sewing, or the projects they made.


It was way too hot to be wearing a Minoru Jacket but I was excited to see this one! She’d added a layer of flannel so it was extra warm.


Shannon is another local sewing blogger I recognized! Can’t miss that curly hair. And her Pendrell blouse looks great on her!


This woman just finished sewing her Belcarra the morning of the party! I love the contrast black and white, it’s like an elegant take on the baseball tee style.


The lovely ladies from The Craft Co. Isn’t Emma’s blue dress pretty?


Belcarra Blouses on both mother and daughter. Isn’t that wonderful? It’s a true family effort, Isis sews clothing for herself and her mother on her father’s machine. I heard so many great sewing stories and met so many inspirational people this past weekend.


Thanks so much to everyone for making it out to this event! A huge thanks to Spool of Thread for hosting the party and for providing delicious cupcakes.

Want to get a copy of the Sewtionary? Spool of Thread still has a few copies left!

Alternately, order on Amazon here, on Chapters/Indigo here, or from the Book Depository (worldwide) here. Or ask your local bookshop or sewing store to order it for you! And if you have a copy and are enjoying it, why not post a review? Thanks everyone for all your support!

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28 Responses to Sewtionary Launch Party Recap!

  1. Suz July 17, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    I can’t wait to order my copy. It looks great! :)

    • Tasia July 17, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      Thanks so much!

  2. zilredloh July 17, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    How lovely. Congrats on your book launch & party Tasia! :D

    • Tasia July 17, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      Thanks Liz!

  3. Jessica July 17, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Looks like a lovely book launch event!! So glad you had one!

    • Tasia July 17, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      Thanks! It was a lot of fun :)

  4. Carol July 17, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    I ordered mine a while ago, and just checked on the status. I should receive it today!

    • Tasia July 17, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      Wonderful! I hope you like it and find some useful info in it!

  5. Amy July 17, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Oh man! Now I really wish I’d been able to get my act together in time to make the drive up to the event. It was an off day for baby girl though, so it ended up feeling wrong asking her to sit in the car that long. My husband will be headed up there for work later this summer. I wonder if you’d be up for signing a book then if the whole family went with him?!

    • Tasia July 17, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      It depends on when you are here! I’ll send you an email ;)

  6. Emma July 17, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Such a fun party, and it was so lovely to meet you in person, Tasia!

    • Tasia July 17, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      Great to meet you too! Thanks so much for coming.

  7. Diane July 17, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    I’m thrilled with my book! It’s as much fun to read as a cookbook–and I greatly appreciate the clear descriptions and photo close-ups. I found you by way of Pinterest–I’m in the midst of remembering and reviving my sewing skills in preparation for making a dance dress for a friend’s one-woman performance this fall. I was concerned about measuring my friend, using a Vintage McCall’s pattern, making a muslin (which I’ve never done) to be sure the close-fitting bodice will fit properly….you’ve saved the day! Plus, it’s great fun to remember how to stitch in the ditch, insert a zipper, add facings, etc. You’ve boosted my confidence and reminded me how much fun sewing can be (now that I’m a knitter). Thanks again!

    • Tasia July 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

      That is fantastic, thank you so much! Perfect timing then, if you’re needing to revive your skills. I knit too and I enjoy both for different reasons. Hope you find it a useful resource and enjoy getting back into sewing!

  8. Danielle D. July 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Fun wow how wonderful. I wish I could of been there :( But ordering mine rt away!

  9. Anne Shetty July 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Fun!! Unfortynately I had to miss it for our family trip to whistler.. I’m hoping there’ll br another one again! Congrats Tasia!

  10. Linda July 17, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    left my comment in! Thanks a lot Tasia! This sewtionary makes my sewing much easier!

  11. Isis July 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    I’ve been pinking and sewing the straight stitch of a seam on a new project since reading it. Thanks for all the good tips.

  12. Pips Splatt July 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Gorgeous as always! Can’t wait to have a look at the book. Congratulations. x

  13. Bella July 18, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    Looks like it was a really fun party! Thanks for sharing these photos, it almost felt like I was there celebrating too.

  14. Violeta July 18, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Any chance you have your book launch in other parts of Canada? I’d love to see that happening in Alberta, for example…

  15. Shannon July 18, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Great photos! It was great to meet you, and I’m really enjoying the book! The descriptions and the photos make everything really clear, and I’ve picked up lots of great tips. Congratulations again on the book release!

  16. Tracy July 19, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Hi Tasia! It was lovely to meet you last week & thanks for signing my copy of the Sewtionary! I really enjoyed looking at the samples in person (after seeing them featured on your blog) & I loved reading your book – it’s just so clearly layed out & a joy to read with all the helpful tips & notes. I definitely appreciate the ring-binding too so that it lays out flat while I’m sewing!

  17. Tilly July 21, 2014 at 5:54 am #

    Looks like such a lovely evening, Tasia. I can’t wait to see your book! x

  18. Kris July 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh, that’s so awesome! I actually made up two Belcarra blouses last week, after a friend picked up the pattern and posted about it on Facebook. I immediately purchased and printed the downloadable option. So great that you offer that now! :)

  19. Amanda July 23, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    I was really touched and honoured that you recognized me – it was so lovely to meet both of you and I’m totally stoked you sold almost all your books!! :D


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