Hello! I'm taking part in #sewphotohop again this year. If you don't yet know what #sewphotohop is a photo challenge organised by Rachel from House of Pinheiro. You can check out the list of daily prompts here. Last year I did a post every day but this felt a bit like I was bombarding you … Continue reading #sewphotohop Days 1 to 7
#sewphotohop Day 6: Essential kit. I always use my unpicked - something will go awry with every make so this is always close to hand! I also always use my tape measure when I sew - I've had this one for nearly 20 years so it's definitely been well used!
#sewphotohop Day 5: Print or solid. I always think I have a wardrobe made up of solid colours but in hindsight I haven't made anything in a solid colour fabric for years! You can wear most prints if you only ever wear jeans 😂
#sewphotohop is back for another year! Hosted by Rachel from House of Pinheiro, she revealed this tears prompts and sponsors just a few days ago! I loved participating in last year's as I was able to discover loads of new sewers on instagram. You can get involved as much or as little as you like! … Continue reading #sewphotohop 2016
At last! My peacoat is finished! Actually it's been finished for a few weeks now but I've only been able to take pictures today! I'm really pleased with how this turned out - it's the most complicated sew I've done since graduation, and I've learnt a lot about coat making, working with wool and using … Continue reading V1467 sewalong update 4 – Finished!
#bpsewvember Day 21 - Best part. So much of sewing is brilliant, but today I realised the bit I love most is when things start to actually look like what you had planned! It's so satisfying when these flat pieces of randomly shaped fabric start to have structure, or you learn a new skill and … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 21 – Best part
#bpsewvember Day 14 - Help. I currently need help holding my nerve while I sew this super slippery satin for my #v1467sewalong lining! Only broken one machine needle so far but a couple of snags. Good job it's on the inside!
I have an update! A real life update! I must confess that I haven't been working on my peacoat much over the last few weeks - I've had a lot of other things going on but I'm feeling better so I've picked up where I left off and have actually made some progress! I was … Continue reading V1467 sewalong update #3
#bpsewvember Day 5: WiP. My current work in progress is still the V1467 peacoat sewalong with @mccallpatterncompany and @houseofpinheiro. Had some ups and downs over the last few weeks and I'll admit I've neglected my coat but I am making slow progress. Tonight's achievement is cutting out my interfacing ready to start sewing tomorrow!
Ok, not quite wordless, but this is my lining for my V1467 peacoat! Not including this as an update as I'm still making adjustments to the pattern ( I know I know...) but I really wanted to share how fab this is! Fabric available from Clothspot.co.uk - their description is pretty spot on too so … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday