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2 years ago
@rose1234 How exciting, congratulations! I know it’s not a dress, but I had so (sew?!) much fun making the Lullaby Layette pattern for my daughters. I’d highly recommend it for a satisfying make, and a gorgeous pattern for babies. you can really personalise it too.
I haven’t sewn since moving house at the beginning of September. I do have a sewing room (whoopee!) but I haven’t really unpacked it yet. I’m getting frustrated as I’ve lost my sew-jo completely. I know I’ll feel better if I make SOMETHING and once I get started I’ll be off again. To many patterns cut out maybe. I’d like to have a go at the Chai Tshirt with a viscose jersey back and silk crepe de chine front . I’m not short of ideas of what to make, I just need to be forced to get started!3 years ago
I’m not sure myself, but I think @georgeandizzy has done this. I remember seeing some very cute versions.3 years ago
I think it would be gorgeous in double gauze. I made the top in a really light weight lawn, and that was lovely. I’ve also made the dress using something horrible and slippy topped with a flimsy nylon with jewels on it (not my fabric choices!!). For this a sewed the slippy fabric and the top fabric together as one. If your double gauze was particularly sheer you could use a fine lawn as a lining and there would be no bulk.4 years ago
I suppose I could use the naturewalk top and forgo the hood?4 years ago
I love the hopscotch variation, it looks great.
I’ve just started doing some sewing for me. I started softly with a willow tank top and dress. I am so proud if myself! I want to make more for myself but I’m struggling with what I like v what might actually suit me. I don’t want to invest time in something which I then won’t wear. I’m not sure what to do about this really, so any advice is welcomed!4 years ago
I have a personal preference for ordering direct from writers, musicians etc, but I had spotted the book on pre order on amazon in the UK. I was very excited!4 years ago
What did people think of the series, have you watched it to the end? I’m convinced that you guys sponsor Tracy!4 years ago
There’s some pretty complex sewing going on what with jeans, prom dresses and denim jackets!
I hope you manage to sort out a layette pic Susan, it’s such a lovely pattern. I’m going to lengthen a couple of bodysuits for my tall, slender nearly 3 year old. I’m a huge fan of french seams too, seems very appropriate on tender baby skin.
I’ve just made a bucket hat for my elder daughter, and a made by rae bonnet for the younger. The bonnet is too big and fits the eldest who won’t wear it because it’s not pink! Awaiting some ribbon for a lengthened size 4 swing set skirt in some Bari J fabric which Lady E loves, and putting together a cushion for a low level piece of hallway storage furniture. I like the OTT pattern clashing, opulent style of Designers Guild and I have discovered the joy of bing smaller pieces of fabric at an actually affordable price on ebay. I’m pre wading it to ensure I can launder cushion covers etc.4 years ago
They pick up on so much, it’s a mirror into your own language and behaviour sometimes!
E has been in my sewing room with me today. She was playing at wrapping up a present for daddy. I asked what she wanted to wrap, and she said a pattern and some buttons. I said she could choose both. She got the buttons and after looking on my patterns she got very excited. ‘Look, it’s a pattern for a Mummy!’ The pattern was the city stroll skirt. I chuckled.4 years ago
My gorgeous 21 month old hasn’t quite (or maybe has entirely!) got my name right. She wakes up and in the morning calls for her family. ‘Deedee, Daddy ‘ack (Jack), Mummymilk.’ She is now just calling me ‘Mummymilk’ the time!
I am more than the some of my parts darling!4 years ago
Thanks Linda, I was thinking about this today and those tips are great!4 years ago
Not for me I’m afraid. I really haven’t (deliberately) shown my bra straps since my early 20s, and I don’t intend to! Yes for evening and sports wear but I have no need for evening wear.4 years ago
Ooooh, I get to start a new one too I think??
My daughter will only wear pink 🙁4 years ago
I just want to sit down and sew!
But lately I’ve been on the go
‘Cause we’re building a house
And I just saw a mouse
By the time the machine’s out there’ll be snow
(Apologies @ock-du-spock if this is prophetic…)4 years ago
I’m in the tell school to deal with the boys behaviour, it makes me so cross that it is easier to say change clothes. But that’s a battle you can have even if you decide to alter the dress. Feminist intercontinental high five from over here!
How about making one long tube strap at either side,and threading it with elastic so it’s sewn on? You could sew the bows on the top too so the look is similar?
And on the plus, you’ve done sone sewing, sew jo is returning!
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