#bpsewvember Day 19 - work horse. I bought this about 12 years ago and although she just does the basics she's got me through simple projects right through to corsetry and tailoring. She may be quite old for a modern machine and a bit noisy but she's got more life in her yet!
#bpsewvember Day 15 – Heirloom
#bpsewvember Day 15 - Heirloom. My great-grandmother was a seamstress but apart from a length of butter coloured cotton and some reels of threads I don't have anything that belonged to her. Instead I'm sharing this - an antique German tobacco tin filled with copper embroidery stencils. I picked them up in a market in … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 15 – Heirloom
#bpsewvember Day 12 – Community
#bpsewvember Day 12 - Community. You lot are flippin great and I wanted to spread the love a little bit this evening! Sewing can sometimes be quite a lonely task but I know most of you are sat there in a room or a little corner swearing at your sewing machines and creating wonderful things … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 12 – Community
My first blog meet!
On Tuesday I went to the very first Simplicity Blog meet! Held at the Good Housekeeping Institute in Soho, 50 plus bloggers and stitcher's from all over the country attended a talk with the Great British Sewing Bee’s May Martin! I was really nervous because I have never been to a blogger event before, but … Continue reading My first blog meet!
Simplicity Blog meet 2015
Simplicity Pattern Company are holding their very first blog meet! I managed to get a place - who else is attending? On September 15th at the Good Housekeeping Institute in London, bloggers will be treated to a sewing workshop with May Martin (judge on the Great British Sewing Bee) as well as get a peek … Continue reading Simplicity Blog meet 2015
#sewphotohop Day 30: Favourite era
#sewphotohop Day 30: Favourite era. Yes I know it's September but I'm in Germany eating shnitzels so I've got a little behind! Will post properly about my trip when I'm home. I love the glamour of the 1950's, but I never really wear anything that fits the era. Maybe one day I will be as … Continue reading #sewphotohop Day 30: Favourite era
#sewphotohop Day 29: Eye level
#sewphotohop Day 29: Eye level. When I'm sat at my sewing desk, my view is just some naff nineties embossed wallpaper, but if I turn around this mess at the end of my cutting table is at eye level. I will eventually get round to tidying it all... Eventually...
#sewphotohop Day 27: It’s been a while
#sewphotohop Day 27: It's been a while. It's been a while since I bought a sewing/costume history book! Who can recommend some good books about tailoring?
#sewphotohop Day 26: Labour of love
#sewphotohop Day 26: Labour of love. I embroidered a stomacher for an Elizabethan corset I made several years ago. I researched the Sumptuary Laws as well as different blackwork motifs, and the stays were made of white drill with handmade piping. Probably one of my favourite makes ever
#sewphotohop Day 17: Proudest achievement
#sewphotohop Day 17: Proudest achievement. This is my reproduction of the doublet Joe Fiennes wears in Shakespeare In Love, made several years ago whilst studying at RADA. I had never used leather before I embarked on this project and it ending up being a mishmash of different techniques but I love how it turned out! … Continue reading #sewphotohop Day 17: Proudest achievement