Thursday, 29 September 2011

Getting crafty...

Wish me luck - after years of threatening to do it I've finally signed up for an evening class in sewing and dressmaking. Whilst I've sold the idea to the family on the premise of stress relief and mum time, I know they're secretly quite worried about the creations I might be foisting on them in the near future! Will my dressmaking muse be Gaultier or Gaga? Or will I go totally Goodlife and start making all their clothes! Tremble they might!!!

Actually they've no need to worry... I've already got my pattern and it's quite family friendly I think...

It's been sat in the drawer for two years now so it's a case of 'get on with it or admit defeat!'

I've got my fabric too, a cloud9 design from a fantastic site called I love it...

Now all i have to do is make it- yikes!

To be honest I'm quite nervous about the whole thing, I've bought a new pencil case and everything just like the start of term! But if I can learn enough in 10 classes to make up for living miles from decent clothes shops than that will do me fine!

And who knew there was a whole world of great online fabric stores, I could be hooked! I'll keep you posted...

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  1. Good luck with your new class. I'm sure you will do a great job.

  2. You'll find that sewing really isn't that difficult. It will open up a world of possibilities for you. The pattern looks good!

  3. D&G etc fine but please no good life or may have to resort to taking mini free rangers in hand to avoid teasing at school but happy to support you and BH on trying new styles ;-)

  4. Good luck at your class. I really like the fabric you chose. Can't wait to see how it goes.

  5. Good luck - looking forward to seeing your results! Am sure they will be excellent.

  6. Well done. I'm lost in admiration. Needles and me just don't get on, but I love the idea of home made clothes. Used to knit a lot, but haven't done that for years. My mother made most of my clothes when I was little and I loved them even though they were very basic, but I don't think fashion had quite such a hold then - not in deepest darkest Cornwall anyway ;-) Good Luck.

  7. Hi E, I wasn't able to leave a comment earlier, so left one on my side of the blog world for you!


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