This is a continuation of my previous blog post, Making free- standing lace.... I have made exactly the same top but this time I have embroidered it instead of putting applique lace on.
The pattern is as before by Simplicity - Simplicity 4149
When I find a pattern I like I keep it in a large plastic envelope to use again. I liked the Navy Blue top on the previous post so much that I wanted to make another one straight away.
The fabric is a length of embroidered Indian cotton from my own stash of fabrics. I have been looking for an opportunity to use it for a few years!
I am Angela and I really love to sew. I started sewing as a child and by the time I was a teenager I was wearing the very latest fashions to go out in. I wear my Handmade clothes almost exclusively Years have passed and I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill. So I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, free of charge. Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, and you can pass your knowledge on to others. What is not to love? Interestingly I am a direct descendant of the Flemish weavers who came over to England in the 1300's. I find that fascinating especially as most of my family from as far back as I can trace are somehow involved in the manufacturing of fabric . As a child my Saturday mornings were spent at Dads factory playing amongst razor sharp Card Clothing . My grandmother worked in the cotton mills and one of my aunts made bespoke car seats. I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion. I have Parkinson's and support disabled people without question. Do ask if you need help or advice on sewing aids and techniques Angela.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Friday, 26 May 2017
A Jaycotts.co.uk blog post
Machine Emboidery, free standing lace, embroidery stabiliser, French seam,