Julia writes a blog about the ideas and development of her childrenswear range and also her ongoing handmade wardrobe, having set a target of only making clothes and not buying any in January 2014 you can read about her makes, successes and failures. Posts are smattered with tips and links of discovered sources.
It has been quite a while since I posted about my handmade wardrobe, not because I have stopped making my own clothes, far from it. It was over three years ago that I set my one year challenge of only making my own clothes and not buying any. I completed two years before relaxing the rules, and even … [Read more...]
There are two things I seem to say quite a lot. One is "I feel very lucky to teach sewing classes"...because I bloomin' love it! And secondly "people who sew are always lovely"..it is true, I meet lots of people who come to my classes and people in the industry and they are always nice people! The … [Read more...]
After last years World Book Day disaster when I was ready with a costume but then the school didn't do the dressing up thing I got myself a bit more organised this year....starting with checking the school calendar to see if it was happening!! ..and it was. This year I had not one but two … [Read more...]
I was recently asked to write a short bio about me and Bobbins and Buttons. I know by now I should have an elevator pitch at the ready that can easily be expanded for a short bio. However I found it quite difficult to convey what I wanted to say. I wanted to express not only what a wonderful … [Read more...]
I am super excited (and a bit nervous) about the launch of my first sewing pattern which is only weeks away...hopefully! Depending on what my lovely group of pattern testers have to say. But obviously I can't launch one pattern and leave it at that, so I've worked out a bit of a plan of what and … [Read more...]
It is the season for socialising! Much as I love working on something elaborate, the reality of the Christmas season is life is super hectic, trying to squeeze in shopping, school plays as well as extra socialising. As I am keen to stick to making all my clothes, anything new has to be super easy … [Read more...]
This is a simple little project that ticks lots of boxes and has lots of possibilities. I think a fabric gift bag adds an element of individuality and luxury to a simple gift or an extra special flourish to a special gift. It is also a great way to use some of that stash of lovely small pieces of … [Read more...]