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.
I finally got round to making up some fabric I've had for a long time. Its a gorgeous natural linen fabric with self colour embroidery all over it. I bought it from Montreux fabrics when they came to Sew Sociable. At the time their fabrics were not available to buy other than at events (like the … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago after writing a couple of articles about how and when I started sewing it occurred to me that my kids are now similar ages to when I first fell in love with the sewing machine. Though they have both used my sewing machines they hadn't up to this point made anything more than a … [Read more...]
There are always lots of great sewing challenges happening on social media, most of which I either spot too late or just don't have time to take part in. But I have decided to take part in this years's Vintage pledge run by A Stitching Odyssey, who has clearly laid out the rules of the challenge on … [Read more...]
On the lead up to launching my first sewing pattern, I was keen to check the instructions and pattern were easy to use and made complete sense especially to beginners which are the target audience for this first pattern. I posted a blog post asking for people to test the pattern and was overwhelmed … [Read more...]
This has been rather a long time in the making, but at last here it is....my first real live buyable dressmaking pattern! When I first started teaching sewing classes, several years ago, I developed a whole range of patterns, mainly for kids clothing that I taught as workshops. These patterns … [Read more...]
I first discovered Morsbags when I visited The Big Textile show in Leicester a few years ago. A friendly lady asked me if I would like to make a bag. At the time I was in a bit of a rush so I wasn't able to, but I found out in brief what Morsbags was all about. Not long after I mentioned Morsbags in … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago me and my hubby were invited to a wedding. It has been quite a while since we went to a wedding so I needed something to wear! As it was in March the weather can be a bit unpredictable and usually fairly cool so the outfit needed to include a coat. Ever since the arrival of my … [Read more...]