I've written a review for Minerva Crafts about the new ergonomic knitting needles by Prym... head over to their blog to find out more...
Happy New Year!! It's 2018 and time to start as I mean to go on... with a few more blog posts! I've been very busy over the past year making things but have failed to write about hardly anything... so here goes... I've wanted to make myself a sequin dress for some time and what … Continue reading Sewing with Sequins
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
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!
I'd decided to make my bridesmaid dresses for a few reasons. I hoped to save money by doing this, I could also customise them to a style I wanted, and it would be a challenge for me. In my mind I wanted everything to be 'made by me' for this wedding - except for the … Continue reading Making my bridesmaid dresses
This was it! I was ready! I'd read through the book, thought it through in my head and thought I knew what I was doing. Step 8 - Making the dress. By this stage it was August and I'd got about 10 weeks to go. Perhaps the added pressure of time would speed me along. … Continue reading The Making of my Wedding Dress – Part 3 – Constructing the Dress
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