When I recently blogged about my sewing history, I mentioned a pattern collection I had, dating back to when I started dressmaking 50ish years ago, which was unfortunately discarded due to the decluttering process usually resulting from moving house. How I now wish I hadn't decluttered to that extent. When we had to move yet … Continue reading Patterns from the past – a healthy dose of nostalgia.
I have made my first garment in the new sewing space. (It's not a sewing room - it's a guest/laundry/storage/sewing room.) It's quite a nice sewing space when there isn't a clothes horse in the way, and I started easy with a Plantain Tee. I have been wanting to make this for a while, with … Continue reading Back to the machine
So, to pick up where I got to in my sewing story, in the early noughties I reached a point where many excuses were possible for not sewing, and the mojo had gone. There were lots of new fabrics around, but they were all in the trendy shops like Next, Dorothy Perkins, M&S etc. … Continue reading Back to the story.. A life of Sewing – The Revival.
Well, we have moved. We have left a four bedroomed detached house for a two bedroomed flat. It's certainly going to be a "cosy" year. Most of the unpacking and sorting is done, and more than half of our stuff has has been put into storage, so we are settled. How do we manage to … Continue reading Turmoil stage 2.