Consolidation

This week, my aim was to consolidate all of the basic sewing skills I have very recently acquired in my sewing adventure. This is particularly important, as I want to make my first attempt at sewing a dress next week. In order to adequately consolidate my skills, I set myself the task of making more of the…

You Are Not Alone: Advice From One Newbie to Another

I’m very new to the sewing community and to say that I’m a very keen sewist is an understatement. The most frustrating thing for me at present is this: my skills do not match my creativity. Sound familiar? This can make me feel downhearted, particularly as there are so many wonderful projects I would love to…

All Tied Up

With the pillowcases safely put to bed 😉 I commenced my next project –  a tie. I followed a tutorial from the same vlog where I found the pillowcase tutorial, MADE Everyday. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3obNOWc4Kc&t=323s The tutorial was easy to follow, however this was a bit of a trickier project from the outset because I…

Labour of Love

It’s been challenging. It’s been frustrating. I almost gave up…many, many MANY times. I’m happy to say that I persevered and even though I would have liked better results (I expect far too much of myself, I’m working on this flaw) the 2 aprons are finally complete: I made mistake, after mistake, after mistake. Even…