In case the other two things happening this weekend in Philly weren't enough (you people are a tough crowd!) there is yet one more major thing going on. And it starts in an hour! I got a last minute tip that today is Swap-O-Rama-Rama in Philadelphia, the local incarnation of the national series of events by this name. What is it exactly? It's a huge day of swapping clothes and reinventing them with tons of resources at your fingertips to help. Today's is put on by our long time fave, the Philadelphia Sewing Collective and it only costs 20 bucks!
Once you've traded some of your old clothes for some new-to-you ones, there are a series of workshops taught by pros (like Ellie from R.E.Load, for one) on specific projects like turning old t-shirts into underpants. Then there are stations set up with sewing machines for you to use in your projects or embellishment stations involving knitting, crocheting and embroidery. All of the above are staffed by people who know what's up in the world of making and all they want to do is help you! Sound pretty sweet? There is always a fashion show at the end of the day if you're into that sort of a thing.
Tickets available for purchase at Brown Paper Tickets for 20 dollars. The Rama runs from 12-5 today at Old Pine Community Center at 401 Lombard Street here is lovely Philadelphia. Bring your friends! Hurry!