If I could describe my perfect weekend, it would probably be a couple of days spent sewing and chatting with a group of wonderful sewists, perhaps with an embroidery workshop thrown in and maybe a few inspiring talks given by some wonderful creative women. This pretty much sums up the weekend of August 5th and… Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2017
I’m still pinching myself. A few months ago, I decided to enter The Dressmaker of the Year competition. Not because I thought I had any chance of coming anywhere, but because I noticed that if you entered you would receive a free sewing pattern. I wasn’t sure which garment to enter, but in the end… Continue reading Dressmaker of the Year – Winner for the ‘Ready to Wear’ Category.
A couple of months back now, the lovely Marie from A Stitching Odyssey wrote a blog post about the #vintagepledge 2017 challenge which she organises every year. She has also talked about it in one of her youTube videos. The idea is to encourage sewists to use their vintage patterns more regularly, and post pics showing their… Continue reading My #VintagePledge 2017
Hi friends, I recently had the amazing news that I had been shortlisted to be a finalist in the Make it Today Dressmaker Of The Year Awards. Yes, little old me. This is a huge shock and I was totally blown away by this honour. The dress that I submitted was the Joni dress by… Continue reading ‘Dressmaker of the year’ Finalist!
Yesterday was just lovely. Fabric shopping in Birmingham on a beautiful sunny day with lots of creative and inspiring sewists. What a perfect way to spend a day. Let me tell you more.. About a month ago, Samantha from Create It Samantha and Bianca from Sleepless in Bavaria decided to host a fabric shopping trip and get-together in Birmingham.… Continue reading A Wonderful Day Out at ‘Fabric Meet Birmingham’
Last September I noticed that The Sewing Directory were advertising what looked like a really fun challenge to learn how to make a quilt using sampler blocks. It was mainly aimed at people who had never quilted before and wanted to learn how to using weekly step by step tutorials. This appealed to me straight… Continue reading Simple Sampler Quilt-Along. My first go at quilting.
I was so chuffed when I heard that Sarah and Freya from Crafty Sew and So in Leicester were going to arrange a meet-up, I have been counting the sleeps! Leicester is my home turf so naturally I was all over it. The day started with an informal gathering at Kai Kitchen Cafe in St… Continue reading A Lovely Day out at the Leicester Dressmakers Meet-Up