Tuesday 20 September 2022
Sunday 11 September 2022
Re-use, recycle. Make Do and mend. What is this all about? Why should it affect me?
I am alarmed after doing some research just how much clothing, some of it unworn, goes to landfill. We purchase a lot of cheaper clothes which soon lose their appeal and out they go. Our wardrobes are crammed with things we hardly ever. Or never wear.
Not just clothes, I have been rescuing furniture too
Did you know that Dunelm take back textiles? I shall be doing this
The website is Dunelm Take Back Scheme
Friday 9 September 2022
Saturday 3 September 2022
Vogue 1787Asymmetrical Misses skirt
This misses wrap skirt has shaped bands, asymmetric front button closure with hidden snap, stitched hems. Sits below the waist.It is suitable for Advanced beginners
This skirt is fabulous and makes a wonderful autumn outfit .
The pattern is Vogue 1787 and is from Jaycotts.co.uk, as is the fabric.
Friday 2 September 2022
If you are anxious about learning to sew then have you thought of starting off with making dolls clothes? It's how I first learned to sew.
When I was very young I learned to sew by making dolls clothes. I feel that if you have little girls in your family you could also save a fortune as dolls clothes are very expensive Dolls clothes are easy to make but will demonstrate perfectly how you would make an adult garment as you use the same processes. Making dolls clothes is a great way to learn to sew for any age as the garments are small enough to be completed in one go.
Thursday 1 September 2022
This is a post for Jaycotts.co.uk
New Look 6544 trousers in Organic Cotton with Lycra
If there is one garment worthwhile sewing it is trousers. If like me you struggle to purchase the perfect fit in ready to wear then this post is for you. I started sewing my own pants years ago and quite honestly will never buy them again.
My Handmade Jeans in particular are the most perfect fit and I love them. The fabrics I use are high quality like the fabric in this post, but because they fit so well and they wash well the cost per wear is minimal
The fabric is Organic Cotton with lycra ( stretch Denim)