#sewphotohop Day 24: Worst part of sewing. The mess! All the little bits of thread or scraps of paper that you think you've popped in the bin only to find yourself picking threads off your top at the bus stop...
So this is the promised sewing roll tutorial from a couple of weeks ago! I'm sorry it's been a bit delayed but life happened and I didn't get around to writing it up until now. This is also my very first sewing tutorial! Hopefully it makes sense but if not, please let me know and … Continue reading The sewing roll tutorial!
Still home but the penicillin is finally kicking in so I'm feeling much better than I did at the start of the week, just tired and my throat is still a bit swollen but much more comfy. It's definitely an improvement on yesterday and Monday - I've even managed to stay awake all morning, unlike … Continue reading The Darwin cushion
As you may remember from a post or so ago, I had a complete fail trying to draft a version of a summer top I had found on shopping trip. You may also remember that my recent polka dot Sorbetto from the weekend had been a bit of a minor success for me. Spurred on … Continue reading Sorbetto hack #1, or the Buffalo hack
During my recent northern excursion my mum and I decided to pay a visit to the small town of Moseley near Birmingham in order to visit Guthrie & Ghani. Run and owned by Lauren Guthrie, 2013 contestant on the first series of BBC 2's Great British Sewing Bee, it started out as an online business with a physical premises … Continue reading Guthrie & Ghani
Today was a disaster. A complete fail. After almost 4 years of not properly drafting a pattern (don't judge, no sew mojo remember?) I discovered today that I really need to read a few books before I start drafting from scratch. Yesterday morning I met up with an old work colleague for coffee and catch-up, and … Continue reading Swayback when…
During Saturdays excursion up north to Birmingham and Moseley, Mum and I both purchased hard copy versions of 2 patterns from 2 great independent pattern companies. Mum bought the 1940's Tea Dress pattern by Sew Over It. I have seen this pattern before several times, although I have not yet seen it made up. However a … Continue reading Accidental Indie patterns