My first blog


Hi and welcome to my blog page. This is where I am planning to put all my sewing makes but first just a little bit about my sewing journey. Last May I had never even used a sewing machine it was one of those things on my wish list that I just hadn’t got around to so I finally decided to take the plunge. I purchased myself a cheap second hand sewing machine (Brother LS14 so very basic) in case I didn’t stick with it and a copy of ‘Love at First Stitch’ by Tilly Walnes, 9 months on and I think I am slightly addicted, it did take me a while to get past the Delphine Skirt (pictured) but that was just because I kept making more.😀

I love all the indie patterns available today, I still consider myself a novice sewer so it is great to have such clear and concise instructions. My makes to date include Tilly and the Buttons Coco Top, Sew Over It Molly Dress and Nina Lee Southbank Sweater Dress along with a 50s style dress that I made at a sewing class, with the exception of the dress which required darts and gathers these are all fairly easy makes so I do want to try and be a little more adventurous this year, I have promised my husband a shirt! Guess I best start learning how to do buttonholes and collars.

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