If you’ve read our previous posts you will know that we are very lucky to work for VSM UK. And because of that we have had the opportunity to work with some lovely people who have given us patterns and fabric to make summer projects with! My first project I wanted to do was the lovely looking Charlotte Skirt from By Hand London. I wanted … Continue reading Charlotte Skirt
So this is what has been on my project board for a few months now- my little girls Christening dress!! We decided quite early on that I would make her dress, rather than having any family hand me downs. It will mean something special to me and her that Mummy made it. I’ve never made anything like this before, the fact that it’s small makes … Continue reading Christening Dress
We’re sew excited to announce our first collaboration – By Hand London and Material Girl Laura! Discussing our summer sewing plans we both realised we wanted our makes for occasions over the sunny period (yes okay we are aware of the British Summer and its short appearance!) Caroline was attending exhibitions and also hosting Lily’s christening. Laura on the the other hand had a meeting … Continue reading Our first collaboration
So as Summer is here I’ve realised that my stash of skirts is non-existent! In a bid to rectify that quickly I decided a long easy-to-wear maxi skirt would be my answer. Plus a skirt would be the ideal bottom to wear with the numerous True Bias Ogden Cami tops I had made and ready to wear! The pattern: New Look 6288 Pull on Knit … Continue reading Three pieces easy-peasy!
I got my first sewing machine as my 18th birthday present, not long before I started my Textile Design degree. I graduated in 2011 with a first class honours (yay). I had specialised in print and weave so I had only ever done fairly simple sewing projects, but sewing had always been on my radar. I then got a job in my local sewing machine … Continue reading Caroline
I’m lucky that my mum and aunt are keen sewers, growing up I often stood watching over their shoulders whilst they were sewing. My mum has made all the curtains in her house, as you can imagine the lounge floor has become a giant cutting table at times! Keen to always sew, I took the opportunity to complete a sewing module whilst at university. Studying … Continue reading Laura