well this dress has been a couple of weeks in the making… i planned to finish it across a saturday and sunday, but then i got shall we say, rather inebriated two weekends in a row and just didn’t have any sewing energy left in me on the sundays! i bought the fabric for this while i was in london a couple of weeks ago.
i’m late to all the sewing parties because i haven’t been doing this whole making my own clothes thing long. i’ve been mooching through blogs and seeing all the amazing archer shirts that were made during the sew along, i felt very left out and decided to make one immediately! i downloaded and printed my pattern from Grainline Studios, and set about finding fabric to make it with.
after hearing all the hype about goldhawk road’s fabric shops, I decided to take a trip to the capital to see what it was all about. I mentioned to my mom (patron saint of sewing help) that I was going to go down, and she decided to come too. I’m glad she did, it was nice to have someone to say “ooo I love this!” to. I wasn’t disappointed! there’s
I’ve finished sewing my archer shirt! I’m so excited! just waiting for my press stud/popper pliars to arrive so I can put my purly poppers on, then it will be completed properly. until then, here is an “in progress” picture. I was attaching a sleeve here!
I had a bit of a rubbish night last night in terms of making things! I’m knitting the robin jumper after seeing it on foursquarewalls. I love the style, it’s just like a ready to wear one I was going to buy last year (but didn’t, it was around £45, too much for knitwear!). I’d knitted the neckline, and done the first stripe, then realised I had gone wrong. the
two posts in the same night, it’s a bit extreme. however, i am SUPER excited about all things sewing, and seeing as no one else I know feels the same passion for sewing as i do, i’m putting it all on the internet as you do. i’ve just been on a bit of an ebay binge. after booking train tickets to go to london in a couple of weeks for
well, i have the best news to share… i have finished the crochet blankets for my cousin. nothing feels better than getting to type that sentence! i have been working on them since december, so you’re probably getting the gist of how fed up i was doing them. so here, the finished products… my parent’s carpet looks like such a
warning – not a dress making post! in december, i saw the christmas edition of the Great British Sewing Bee. Anne (the cutest lady, in the world, ever) made this teddy bear, and i wanted it. however, at £40 i did not want to splurge that much so tried to forget about how lovely he was. then the other day at work, i got a promotion