THE SILENCE IS OVER. i’m yabbering on about an ACTUAL garment i’ve made; i’m as blown away as you are! i posted a little while ago about not feeling much like making clothes. a combination of a lack of time (which hasn’t stopped me in the past) a lack of inspiration (although i’ve got some nice fabric waiting to be used!) and just a lack of willpower.
bonjour everyone! today i present to you my favourite example of pattern placement to date; my 3rd moneta! i made this dress last weekend when we went to visit my boyfriend’s grandparents. i’d told his grandma about my overlocker and she asked me to take it with me for a sewing lesson, best ever! it’s safe to say, she now wants an overlocker!
hey everyone! i’ve been nominated by mel at made by melanie to take part in the blog hop – thanks mel! so without further ado… why do you write? i started my blog so i had somewhere to display my makes in an effort to “keep me on track”. i’ve got a habit of getting involved in hobbies and makes then i just forget about them. or
hello internet! it was my birthday two days ago (yay! i’m now the ripe old age of 23) and i got some money from various aunties, uncles and family friends, so i thought it called for some sewing shopping. i went to my favourite sneaky hidden shop, and picked up a couple of things. a pink chalk wheel, some thread to make my sew over it 1940’s tea
hi everyone! after my success of the first moneta i made the other day, i thought i would make another one! it’s the first pattern i’ve done that with so far. probably because it’s so quick to make! this time i chose a lighter knit fabric from ebay. the quality isn’t wonderful, but what did i expect for 3 metres for £11 eh. my thread was cheap too.
this is a new experience for me – I finished these in about 3 hours, and I didn’t make any mistakes! I actually didn’t use my seam ripper! I’m overly delighted I actually read the instructions properly haha. I’m not sure the fabric is drapey enough for the culottes, but that said I didn’t pre wash the fabric (I KNOW UGH) so they might slack off a bit after a
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.
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!