So I am super happy to be able to let you know that I have completed my first sewing project of 2017 and also the first of my #makenine2017.
In my last post I mentioned I had made a sorbetto. Well this is it and I love it. I love it so much that I wore it to the NYLon 2014What do I love about this.I love that there is a fabric store just down the road from me that I can but cotton… Continue reading Colette Sorbetto number 2 AKA (Happy Sewing Sorbetto)
So the next make I made was this - well actually it wasn't I made a Colette Sorbetto before this one. The only problem was it didn't fit at all. Will discuss the successful one next week.I made it using navy polka dot material (which was left over from my ByHand London Victoria) and it… Continue reading part 2 The sleeveless woven top
I would not have been able to complete this challenge without using a Tilly pattern. Back in January I decided that I would like to do some sewing. I Googled simple sewing projects for beginners and found a link to Tilly's site. It was so easy to read I think I read the whole thing.… Continue reading The fabulous and wonderful Mathilde Alma
pattern matching or happy accidentthe frontI had been intending to make this dress from the moment the contest was launched. I say from then because, the previous day when the dress was launched I was very underwhelmed. You see it was another dress - I had just made two Laurels. It was a dress that… Continue reading Colette Hawthorn – 19 hour dress
After a fabulous weekend camping I got back home in the mood for sewing. So I whipped up a Hawthorn in a day. This is an intermediate pattern - but don't be scared. The hardest part for me was finding a supply of 15 buttons.The fabric is plaid cotton and is so lovely. The collar… Continue reading Colette hawthorn update
Well lots to report on this week.I ordered some lovely fabrics (more on this later) and started my first project, Sewaholic's Alma blouse. Looking at other blogs I was under the impression that this would take me (a complete beginner) a weekend.Cautiously I began on Friday. Starting with trying to work out my measurements and using… Continue reading My week in Sewing. Wow what a busy week.
Inspired by some lovely makes on Tilly's blog, I have decided to have a go. I begrudge walking around stores trying on ill fitting clothes and feel that the time has come to make my own clothes. I had tinkered with this idea two years ago but could not find fabrics or patterns that inspired… Continue reading New year New blog