How cold was last week? I am definitely not cut out for the UK winters’. Damp, cold and miserable. Very envious of anyone who lives in warmer climates or those lucky enough to be on holiday in the warm. Any chance you could send some sun and an increase in temperature over here please?! The weather has certainly affected my sewing mo-jo, as my sewing room, positioned at the back of the house, has more external walls than internal. Even with a radiator and electric heater, it is very cold indeed! Cold hands – less sewing. Perhaps I need to invest in some finger-less gloves for times such as these, or knit myself a pair for next year? Cold weather calls for a lovely hand-kitted jumper and handmade fluffy wool coat and I have just the garments!
My first project of Jan 2017 is made and I have to say what a joy to make. I used the Sew Over It 1940’s Tea Dress PDF pattern, which is recommended for a intermediate sewer. I made the dress out of this beautiful teal patterned Liberty sandwashed silk, from Ray Stitch in London. I have had this in my stash since last summer and was waiting for the moment that I was brave enough to make something with it, without making a hash of it! This would have been criminal, not to mention an expensive mistake! So I waited patiently for a little bit of experience with similar floaty fabrics and silk. I will share some of those makes with you soon, which include a silk lined faux fur coat and my eldest daughter’s prom dress! Continue reading “First up – 1940’s Tea Dress”
So, let’s kick the New Year and my new blog off with a projects board and plans for my January 2017 makes!
The project board in the picture, I made myself – please excuse the photography, I’m still learning! The board sits on my wall in my sewing room as a big reminder of what I’ve pledged to create. I used the projects calendar kindly issued by Sew DIY . I’ve found this useful as a focal point to draw my planned projects in to one list, with an order of which to start first etc. etc. Really useful tool, I recommend anyone planning their makes on a monthly basis to use this. Continue reading “New Year – New Projects”