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
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