Hello! I feel like I haven’t been around very much lately and have probably missed a lot of your posts but I will try to work my way through the backlog!
I’ve just been really busy recently; I have been sewing behind the scenes – I’ll share one little project below – and I started tutoring dressmaking on Wednesday. So I’ve been spending a lot of time planning and prepping for that. It started off really well – everyone is lovely and friendly and I’m looking forward to next week!
So I have to bring some stationery with me so I thought I’d better make a pencil case since I haven’t owned one for several years.
Do you recognise the fabric? It’s that colour-in Tidny fabric from IKEA. I coloured it myself :P I was going to ask my daughter to do it but a selfish streak came over me and I wanted to do some fun colouring!
How cute is the cow print I chose to line it with?! I was being a big kid!
I love the shape of it. I used this tutorial on craftster.org, which I thoroughly recommend.
And check out my seam matching! You can’t see in the photo but the other side is bang on, too. I just had to point that out.
Good points over – this is probably my worst topstitching ever. Don’t ask why I used such a visible colour of thread. OK – I couldn’t be bothered to change it. I don’t even know how it ended up so wiggly. I blame the fabric, I think.
In other news…. Me-Made-May ’15 is coming up… aaaand I decided it would be wrong to not take part!
I, Beth from http://www.afterdarksewing.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear at least four me-made or me-refashioned garments each week for the duration of May 2015′
I think I’m the 309th sewist to sign up! Wow!
I chose not to pledge to wear one garment every day because I just don’t have that many wearable garments and I don’t want it to get boring! I think trying to wear at least four a week is a reasonable challenge. Luckily I have yet another Clemence [Tilly and the Buttons] in the making and a GBSB Shell Top, too. I also went fabric shopping on Friday (whoops… my resolution went out the window…) so will be making more nice things – but not stress sewing!!
I will share a roundup of the ‘me-made-garments’ I wear at the end of each week.
I hope you’re having a lovely relaxing Sunday. I’m going back to cooking my roast whilst browsing the Liberty website. Oh, I can multitask all right!