Finally, after 5 weeks, my sewing machine is back!
It has now been repaired and my machine is back in place, ready for action.
What I really want to do is to start having a go at making some more of my own clothes.
The only things I have done before from scratch have been heavily supervised, but I want to develop the confidence to start making my very own wardrobe full of my own creations (and it will give me a chance to start using some of my fabric stash..!)
It’s written by Tilly (you know, from the Great British Sewing Bee!) who has an awesome blog called Tilly and the Buttons, and the tagline is Demystifying Dressmaking.
I could do with some of that. I find patterns quite intimidating.
But I am hoping that this book will be the answer to my problems!
It walks you through each of the patterns, incorporating different techniques with each one, so that you build you skills as you go.
For starters, there is a scarf-I think even I can manage that!
But then it quickly moves onto a proper pattern (the patterns are included in the book) for some PJ trousers
My aim is to work through the book, and hopefully be able to make a version of this dress to wear to my friend’s wedding in August!
We shall see!
I’ll keep you all posted on my progress….