This time last year, everything was up in the air. We’d gone through a really wild year with the start of the pandemic and were about to enter into a third lockdown here in the UK. Whilst a lot has actually changed in that year, some things do stay the same. Usually I’m pretty big … Continue reading Crafting Intentions for 2022
This post is a fair bit overdue because I actually bought my overlocker a few months back. When I first got it, I spent about a week learning how to use it following a craftsy course, and I haven’t really touched it since then. This isn’t because it scares/intimidates me, or because I have no … Continue reading Falling for the hype: Why I (finally) bought an Overlocker
If you’ve checked out any of the clothes shops recently, you’ll realise that we’re at that time of year again. Every store I’ve gone into in the past couple of weeks has brought the sequins out in anticipation (or hope) that we’ll actually have somewhere to wear them over Christmas and the New Year. I … Continue reading Sequin Party Dress Part 1 – The Pattern
So I’m done. And I have mixed feelings. But before I go into that, I will document the rest of the process. My last post ended with me having cut the fabric for the main body pieces. After that it was just a matter of sewing it up, and I didn’t really need to check … Continue reading DIY Dress Form Part 4 – A little bit lumpy
Since my second muslin was good enough, it was finally time to get started on cutting out and making the actual dress form. I thought that I would talk through some of the choices I made with the fabrics and why I decided to make them (or why I was forced to make them) for … Continue reading DIY Dress Form Part 3 – Fabric!
It’s been a while since I updated this blog, but I’m here with the second post about my Bootstrap Dress Form. I honestly thought I would be done with it by now, but I had some difficulty with it which means that I’ve been procrastinating. This is very bad because I’ve actually got a few … Continue reading DIY Dress Form Part 2 – Where I Keep Putting it off
One of the things that I’ve wanted since I first started sewing is a dress form or dressmakers dummy, but up until now the time wasn’t right. I’m finally at a point where I have the space to have a dress form, as well as the inclination to actually use it so I decided to … Continue reading DIY Dress Form Part 1 – Reasons and Decisions
I think that, for most of us, when we first start sewing we don’t put much thought into our irons. I started off using my mums old Phillips iron and when I got tired of lugging my projects around to use the big ironing board, I added a Swan travel iron to do the small … Continue reading Overcomplicating The Art of Choosing an Iron
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