The lovely Amanda from Bimble and Pimble has organised #bpsewvember for another year and I've literally decided in the last 5 minutes I'm going to take part! I'm going to post daily on instagram (also in the sidebar) but will group a few prompts together for posts here so you don't get completely bombarded haha! If … Continue reading #bpsewvember 2016
#bpsewvember Day 30 - Next up. When I've finished my peacoat for the #v1467sewalong (just buying buttons and sewing buttonholes to go) I want to make the Sewaholic Granville shirt in this salmon and blue flannel. Also just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's liked and commented on my posts both here and … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 30 – Next up
#bpsewvember Day 29 - Confession. Whoops! Guess what I've got...
#bpsewvember Day 28 - Sewing space. Slightly shot myself in the foot on this one because I showed you all my sewing space a couple of days ago, so instead in showing my sewing room from before it had been tarted up a bit (sorry about the mess). There's a big west-ish facing window so … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 28 – Sewing space
#bpsewvember Day 27 - Detail. Sneaky peek of a Secret Santa...
#bpsewvember Day 26 - Best make. I've made a few things recently that, although wearable, just don't seem very 'special' so here is a leather Elizabethan doublet I made in 2010 at RADA - it's a version of Jo Fiennes' costume in Shakespeare In Love. I was so proud of this
#bpsewvember Day 25 - Oh no! I haven't had many 'oh no' moments but this was probably my most recent - trying to finish a dress I'd started 2 house moves ago only to realise I don't actually own the book with the instructions in and having to get my sister to send me photos … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 25 – Oh no!
#bpsewvember Day 24 - Skill up. I would love to improve my tailoring skills! Since completing my training I've taught myself new things as and when required, but it'd be wonderful to do more 'proper' learning!
#bpsewvember Day 23 - Essential. Having enough space to work in is essential! I am lucky to have a room for my sewing but I used to just have a tiny cluttered desk in my cluttered bedroom and that was one of the reasons I didn't sew (aka I was too lazy to tidy up). … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 23 – Essential
#bpsewvember Day 22 - From the vault. I have very few pictures of early makes, but this is the very first thing I ever drafted from scratch when I was at RADA. This was based on a photo of an early 60s wedding dress.