Making Espadrilles

I'm tall and I've got big feet so buying shoes can be a bit of a problem. I've thought about making my own shoes for a while now but have only ever dabbled in making slippers and not anything that could function in the outdoors... until now! I've finally made my own pair of espadrilles!! … Continue reading Making Espadrilles

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City & Guilds Fashion Courses – Last Places up for Grabs!

The new term of sewing courses start from 20th September at Friends Centre and there are just a few places left. Click on the links below to take you to further information and details of how to sign up.   City & Guilds Courses: Fashion & Dressmaking Level 1  (Wednesdays 10am-1pm ) 1 SPACE Fashion & Dressmaking Level 1 (Weekends) … Continue reading City & Guilds Fashion Courses – Last Places up for Grabs!

The Making of my Wedding Dress – Part 2 – Creating the Pattern & Toile

I'd done the research, chosen a style and bought some fabric.  Now I was ready to begin the making process!! I've made a lot of dresses, but this wedding dress was going to take me into new territory and I was a little bit scared! -  I was having a few doubts about my skills.  What … Continue reading The Making of my Wedding Dress – Part 2 – Creating the Pattern & Toile

The Making of My Wedding Dress – Part 1 – The Preparation

This is by far the most time-consuming project I've ever undertaken but definitely the most exciting and rewarding! I've never made a wedding dress before.  I've altered many over the years for clients but I've never taken on the making of one.  I knew this would take some careful planning and preparation to make sure I … Continue reading The Making of My Wedding Dress – Part 1 – The Preparation