Monthly Archives: March 2010

Dressmaking

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Since being hit with the sewing bug again, I have been seriously thinking about attending a dressmaking course!

At first childcare was an issue, but now that is sorted, I am hoping to enrol on a course, starting in April for 10 weeks in the evening.

So I have been pattern hunting and so far have acquired the following 2 patterns :-

I love this design, but it is made from knit fabric, and I have never sewn knit fabric before, so this is being put on hold till my skills are improved, but at least I have it!

I thought this would be a good easy one to start with………till I read the instructions, hmmmm!  But I will give it a go!  I have bought the following fabric for it :-

It is 100% cotton and is really soft and falls nicely, so I am hoping it will work well with this pattern and I can wear it with jeans!

So why do I want to learn to sew?  Well I can sew, so really I am not learning that, I used to make some clothes when I lived in Africa, but I have realised there are tops and trousers I want and I just can’t find.  Also off the shelf clothing, honestly does not fit me well, and I just thought if I learnt properly, I can then have clothes that fit properly, that will make me feel happier, and also I would be able to alter the shop bought clothes, rather than having to just make do!

So watch this space and maybe overtime it will be garments that will also be added to my blog!

Where do I find the time?????????????

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Christmas in March!

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2009 I bought some great Christmas fabric to make various things for DS.  Anyway like most things it all got put in the cupboard, because life took over!

Well this last week, I had a very good friend of mine visit and I decided to crack on and get the things finished!  So here is what I have achieved this week :-

Santa’s sack and tag for Luke’s present’s the little ones anyway!  Don’t really like how it came out, if I had to do it again, I would not put wadding on the back panel, but I did so that if he gets things with sharp corners they don’t tear the material!

Christmas Day place mats.  I was hoping to quilt them all, but really what for???  So the red borders are quilted only on each.  Should really of taken a close up picture!

My sewing corner at the bottom of my kitchen.  It is such a great position as I have patio doors behind me that I can open and DS can run in and out as he pleases while I sew away!  Perfect!  And does not really take up too much of our kitchen, bearing in mind we do still have a  6 seater dining table in there as well!  Love my kitchen!

Luke’s advent calendar!  This was finished a while ago but realised I had not stitched the corners, so did that!

I have thoroughly enjoyed making all of these and hoping they are well used this Christmas!

Crazy Daisy

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A good friend of mine introduced me to the Crazy Daisy range of crockery, and it was love at first sight!

So for Mother’s Day this year my darling son, bought me the mug and tray and I was thrilled!

How can you not be with this eye candy each morning!