This sewing malarkey has taken on a life of it’s own! I’m off to Mum’s today to practice sewing in invisible zips as I haven’t done on of those for years. I mentioned it to my daughter (Grace) and she said ‘Oh Mummy, you should have asked me, I got an A in textiles and a Da Vinci Merit (which is over and above a normal merit) and it was specifically for sewing in my zip and having neat corners!!’ Well, excuse me, I didn’t realise I had a budding sewer in the house! We ended up talking about what she would like to make and we have decided on a cream skater skirt. We are off to look for fabric this morning.
Meanwhile, I may have been taking a peek at sewing blogs and I happened to see a gorgeous vintage inspired dress. Pattern should arrive today!! I may have also seen a sewing blogger talking about a vintage sewing pattern pledge and I just may have signed up! Well, I’m going to be making the vintage dress pattern anyway and surely the skater (circle) skirt must count and I want to look for a vintage blouse pattern, job done. Kate, what have you got me into!
I am loving it – while Nige looks at ‘car nutter’ sites in the evening, I can look at clothing designs, which is also research for my day job of being a trainer on all things image and style (with comms and behaviour thrown in too) – perfect! I do love it when a plan comes together.
Here is my vintage inspired dress from Eliza M– I love the fabric too, so may order that. I’ll take a look in my local fabric store in Leamington Spa today first. We are on the look out for cream fabric for a skater skirt, probably something medium weight for this time of year so she can wear it in spring and I am sure they will sew up very quickly, so we can always make a lighter weight number for summer.
How exciting – a new wardrobe for both of the Bromley girls! I think Grandma may join in too.