I have wanted to make a t-shirt since I was 15 years old and embarking on GCSE Textiles. Therefore this is a milestone some 21 years in the making for me.
After finally buying an IKEA table to sit my sewing machine on and clearing out the space for my crafting corner I wanted some inspiration for a first project so I bought a sewing magazine with a few patterns. These magazines focus mainly on womenswear but this 'Kimono'* caught my eye as something that I … Continue reading Kimono: finally something that I can wear
I'm happy and relieved that I successfully completed my first ever alteration today. At my boyfriend's sister's birthday meal (happy birthday again Emily) I showed his family the tote bag I had made and they asked whether I could do alterations? Callum's grandpa (G'and) had a shirt whose sleeves were too short. I worried that … Continue reading For the chop: altering men’s long sleeve shirt to short sleeves
Well it's an old hobby really. While idly googling early this year I stumbled across Barry Rogers School of Sewing in Southampton and they had a 'beginners' course starting in January for 6 weeks. I'm not a complete beginner but looking at the course description it contained things I'd never heard of: 'Hong Kong seam' … Continue reading New year, new hobby!