I have been waiting until I could write a perfect blog post with fabulous photos – that will never happen! I have been intimidated by the professional standard of the blogging world. But hey this is just so I can take pride in what I have created and a place to keep those visual memories so here goes!
I have been on a sewing journey this year, and have loved rediscovering the pleasure in making and wearing clothes I have made. I have not been very good at taking photos though! Since April when I started sewing again I have bought a new sewing machine a Janome 525 as used on the Great British Sewing Bee. I have made 10 wearable tops and 4 dresses. All of the dresses were summer ones so have been put away for next year. The first dress I made was the one covered in tape measures which I blogged about in a previous post. Fabric from the Remnant House in Harrogate.
The white and blue abstract flowered dress was made with cotton sateen I bought from the Shuttle in Shipley. I really liked sewing with cotton sateen – it hangs really well and doesn’t need lining. This was the most “pretty” dress I made. Oh yes the bodice was Simplicity 2444, and the skirt part was an A line shape that I put box pleats in. I believe the term is Franken pattern? ( when you use different parts of sewing patterns).
The vest top is Colette patterns free Sorbetto pattern http://www.coletterie.com/colette-patterns-news/free-pattern-to-download-the-sorbetto-top which is great. I can see me making a couple of these every year. The swimmers fabric cost me £2 from the Shuttle again.
Thanks for reading!