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
Don't fear your overlocker any more! Dust off your machine and join me for a class! I've set some new dates for my 'Get to Know Your Overlocker' workshop - there'll be one Saturday workshop a month at the Fabric Godmother Studio in Hove. The next workshop in January is already sold out but there's … Continue reading New Workshop Dates for 2017
I'm very excited to be in the January edition of Sew Magazine. It's only a small article but gives a few tips for success and advertises my courses and book.
This month I've been super busy sewing up dresses for my forthcoming wedding! 3 bridesmaids dresses and 2 wedding dresses! - Yep - one wedding dress was just not enough! The trouble is I've got too many ideas and not enough time... I'll be posting more info about those dresses in due course. I'm very excited … Continue reading I’m a Stitchy Teacher
I've recently returned from an epic 18 day trip to the USA. This was my first ever trip to the states and I was super excited!! We spent the first 2 nights in New York and then travelled for 2 days with a group of friends, firstly stopping in Philadelphia and then on to Washington. We left … Continue reading Fabric Shopping in America
I'm keeping myself pretty busy with overlocker workshops! New dates have been added so the next classes are on: 4th June, 25th June and 9th July They are Saturdays and classes run from 10.30am until 4pm at the Fabric Godmother Studio in Hove. For more details and booking, follow this link The Fabric Godmother studio is a … Continue reading More Overlocker Workshop Dates!
It's finally finished! Mr. B's handcrafted western shirt - in black, as requested and perfectly sized. He is a very happy man! It's taken a long time from making the toile to creating the final garment... finding the perfect black fabric was rather difficult, partly due to my lack of time for shopping and partly … Continue reading The Western Shirt – Simplicity 1327 – Part 2