I had quite a lot of green poplin left over from my Curlew Dress, and I decided to make this box pleat skirt pattern from the Sewing Bee book, and I think overall it went quite well! 1. The fabric: As mentioned, this was left over bottle green poplin. I bought it using John Lewis … Continue reading Box pleat skirt
This project involved three new challenges for me: sewing slippery fabric, sewing lace, and sewing on the bias. I haven't tackled any of them perfectly, but I have a finished garment, huzzah! The fabric: I bought this silky red fabric on a whim from Croft Mill. I'm slightly conflicted about it because it's a polyester, … Continue reading Slip dress
In an attempt to use up scraps, I decided try quilting and I enjoyed it! I found the repetition of sewing up the squares surprisingly relaxing, and I'm happy with the end result. The fabric: I've been storing my scraps from different projects, and for this I rooted through to find the smallest pieces. I … Continue reading Mini quilt
I'm so happy, the Great British Sewing Bee has returned! It was the first episode today (9pm, BBC2. On iPlayer if you missed it!) and it is still fantastic. Joe Lycett is a great replacement for Claudia Winkleman and the contestants are amazing sewists. Tuesday's are now my favourite day. In the first episode one … Continue reading Sewing Bee and denim
I really enjoyed sewing the Heron Top. It's another pattern from the Merchant & Mills Workbook. I took my time getting it right (unpicking and resewing more than once!), and I'm really pleased with the end result. The fabric: In a recent blog post I mentioned that I have decided to use sustainable fabrics for … Continue reading Heron Top
You may be wondering why I haven't made any clothes yet. That is a good question! My lovely partner recently bought me this book: The Merchant and Mills Workbook is a beautiful book, which has 6 main projects which are really thoroughly explained, and it contains all of the patterns you need. Ideal for a … Continue reading Where are the clothes?