Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Great British Sewing Bee 2016

I’m off to a Great British Sewing Bee meet-up at The Sun in Camberwell to watch the start of the new series – can’t wait!

 

The Sun at Camberwell
The Sun at Camberwell

Here I am with other Sewers at the meet-up, what a fun night can’t wait for next week

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Great British Sewing Bee 2016 Meet up

My New Amazing Work Station

I am really lucky to have dedicated space to work in, also known as our dinning room and a few years ago Hubbie bought me a Horn sewing table which I adore and was possibly the best present ever, to go in there. Two years on, I needed more storage space to house my ever-growing collection of fabric, patterns and sewing essentials.  My sewing machines seem to be multiplying in the dark! I have 2 Elenas (7000 and Carina) both my mother’s, my machine is the worlds most basic but reliable Toyota and the latest addition is a Brother Overlocker (but we are not friends yet … can’t get the tension right).

Here are the photos of the new cupboard under construction before the Japanese bi-fold doors went on. I really wanted the room to remain multi use so that it could be turned back into a dinning room, every Friday night.

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The bottom section of shelves pull out and are stairs. I will post more photos of this next time.

one japanese bi fold door on cupboard
One Japanese bi-fold door on cupboard

Come Fly With Me Memory Dress

I saw this fabric (bottom one) on an American fabric swap site and fell in love with it. I believe its called Wingman. It reminded me of my Father who love to make model airplanes as a child. I liked the fact that the airplanes were ‘real’

Wingman fabric
Wingman fabric

Finding a pattern to make my ‘memory dress’ was easy as I already had Simplicity 1080 By Dottie Angel and as it had a retro/ granny chic style, that I felt it would work well with the fabric.

Simplicity 1080 made up in Wingman fabric and denim
Simplicity 1080 made up in Wingman fabric and denim

I will post further photos of it as this one doesn’t do it justice. I wear it with a red jacket and  red shoes and get comments about how unique it is all the time. Still not sure about the pocket fabric, but it is certainly distinctive.

Come fly with me memory dress
Come fly with me memory dress

I love it, but it did come up way too big because I forgot to check the ease allowance, but I now have plans to make another one in fabric with Cotton Reels on to remind me of my Mother who was a dress designer and that one will have a better fit.