I am so excited for you. Hope your visit to the sewing shop produces a great sewing class.and hope you have lots of fun.. Nothing more fun than sewing and learning. and I am learning so much from these wonderful sew weekly girls.. Hope you enjoy..Happy Sewing.
I have been a bit of a lurker on these boards since they started, I am sooooo impressed by the things everyone makes here, this is like a site for super-sewers! I am from the UK and have loved Menas blog ever since I discovered it last year.
I haven't really posted because I haven't really done a lot of sewing. I am very much a novice, but I was lucky enough to get a sewing machine for Christmas from my mum, now one of my most prized possessions. I have long legs/arms and find buying clothes very difficult, sewing is the way forward! I made a couple of pairs of pyjama bottoms as practice (very comfy but I found jersey fabric a little difficult!) and am now making trousers. The only problem is I am in the middle of several long drawn-out house moves with all of my stuff in storage!
Alas, whilst I sit and pine for my fabric/machine/unfinished trousers I do enjoy looking at everyone elses beautiful pieces.
Good luck on the move and the new job..And hopefull some sewing time..before the new job.ha
Welcome to sew weekly.. Proud your coming on board.. Happy sewing.
Hi Hi folks!
My name is Leslie, but everyone calls me Dottie after my maiden name, Dotson. I've been following this blog since it started and have been so very inspired by all of you that I decided to join the chatting. I blog at Modern Kiddo and have a almost weekly column there called Dottie's Kraft Korner.
I've owned a sewing machine for more than two decades (I'm actually on my fourth machine at this point) but that doesn't mean I crank out jewel after jewel of sewing delight. I'd like to ditch my degree from the slap dash school of remedial sewing and create some lovely pieces that I am actually proud to wear. And--gasp--actually use some of my vintage patterns.
My name is Charlotte, I'm French but live in the UK (married to an englishman, 2 and a half year old daughter called Lola). I've always enjoyed crafts from as far as I can remember. I used to sew and knit clothes for my Barbie dolls when i was little. I tried to make myself dresses as a teenager but they looked horrible :( I said at school I wanted to work in fashion but was really discouraged by teachers who thought I'd better use my time going to University (at the time you couldn't learn dressmaking at university in France). So I forgot all about sewing for many years. Then about 6 months ago I started making dresses for my daughter in funky prints - I don't like the pink clothes they sell here in the UK. People started to ask me to make dresses for their daughters so I carried on. Then my sister in law asked for a dress for herself so I gave it a go. I had a couple of trials by making dresses for myself and this time they did fit and look like the pattern envelope! All that to say that I've been bitten by the sewing bug. I'm a beginner but absolutely love sewing now. I am also really worried about the absence of ethics in the fashion industry so I do like the idea of making my own clothes: at least I know they weren't made by a child. And they do fit better :)
Now I'd like to follow a course so I could learn to sew properly. My absolute dream job would be to make evening gowns, wedding dresses, or recreate historical costumes. It's too late for that now but it's ok. I do enjoy just sewing for myself, friends and family!