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
I get asked this question a lot and the simple answer for me is yes! If you want your sewing to look more professional then you definitely need one. You may have an ‘overcast’ stitch setting on your regular sewing machine but I bet it doesn’t look as neat and professional as the finish of an … Continue reading Do you need an Overlocker?
After the success of the last ‘Get to Know Your Overlocker’ workshop I'm very excited to announce that I will be teaching another 'Get to Know Your Overlocker' workshop in January Booking for this workshop is via the Fabric Godmother so click here to take you there! Don't leave it too late to book … Continue reading Another Overlocker Workshop!!
I've become slightly obsessed by knitting pumpkins and cats for halloween (again!!) only this time it's gone a bit too far and there's loads of them! I'm currently selling them at the reception desk at Friends Centre in Brighton, an adult education charity where I teach dressmaking. They're selling for £4 - it is for … Continue reading Knitting – Beginner’s Workshop and Halloween Pumpkins