I am Angela and I 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. All me-made. I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill, and encourage you to repurpose fabrics and clothes I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, You can pass your knowledge on to others. What is there 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 . . I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion.

Tuesday 20 September 2022

The Sewing Workshop BRISTOL DRESS and TOP

 The Bristol dress and Top

 This is one of  my go- to dress patterns . I always have one in my wardrobe in Black as it is so elegant and effortless to wear. It is actually my funeral and singing in the choir dress.


This dress is perfect for sitting around in and for travel as it is so very comfortable 

It is a very unusual shape with bands around part of the Hemline. However it is extremely easy to sew 

 I have made the top version too and that again was very successful 

This one is made in a blue and black jersey

And this one was made from the leftovers from the black dress with some scraps of a similar type of fabric as a contrast 

This next dress is featured on Minerva.com website on the following link My posts on Minerva.com

The fabric is exclusive to minerva and you can view it, and the pattern on this link too .It is a rather gorgeous sweater knit, and there are more designs too!

The dress and Top are made in a rather unusual way , they are worked from the bottom up to the neckband 

Stitching the dress together is so easy you will be wearing it in a few hours! 

Hope you like my rather unusual,  wearable and warm Autumn dresses and tops