I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog on my learning to sew journey.
My parents bought me a sewing machine for Christmas last year, and I have managed to make a few outfits for my daughter, Emily, who is now 19 months, although I didn't take any photos of them! Although I was proud to have been able to make a few things for her, they were very beginner-y, and the finished article was less than perfect. I am going to make it my mission for 2016 to sew a lot more things, for myself and my daughter! I have a son called Alfie, who is 7, and a husband called Dave who is 32, but I often think it's more awkward to sew garments for men/boys, but I hope to be able to maybe make them a few things in the future too!
I decided it would be a good idea to try and make my own clothes, because I'm always disappointed when shopping on the high street as I don't really seem to be able to find a style that I like. I like quirky items, but they often come with a hefty price tag, and I think to myself, I could have a go at making something like that, but up until now, I never have. I have recently caught up with the great British sewing bee, and I am inspired by it! I love Tilly from Tilly and the buttons, I love how accessible she makes sewing to the masses, especially for beginners like me! And Lauren Guthrie has opened a haberdashery shop not too far from me and I plan on going to a dressmaking workshop there in the new year. I am very intrigued by the 'coco' dress pattern by Tilly and the buttons, it is just the type of thing I'd like to wear and looks fairly easy to make too, so that is the workshop I'm going to be attending.
I am currently making a 'Sofia the first' princess dress for Emily for Christmas (she loves Sofia), so I will share a few photos of that once it's finished, though I haven't used a pattern and It won't be a perfect finish, but it's only for dress up and I know Emily will love it anyway!
I can't wait to et started on making some more things, and I've just bought some Scandinavia-print Christmassy fabric to make a peasant dress for Emily, so I will post a separate post on that and do some step by step photos of how I made it for whoever may be interested!
Thanks for reading! Xxx