Hi Guys! I hope you’re all having a good weekend.
I’ve had a busy couple of weeks in the studio, mainly prepping samples and class schedules for display at the Sewisfaction pop-up x TeesCreatives open day last weekend. The event went really well and we were so happy to welcome so many new and familiar faces into the space.
On the blog – When the Vampire met Eloise
In case you missed it last week, I posted about a dress I made a couple of weeks ago for the Yorksinstameet I attended.
The dress is made using the By Hand London Eloise dress pattern with a few modifications as a nod to all the Vampires Wife dresses I’ve been obsessing over recently.
Sewing Community Spotlight
Kate ( @timetosew ) wrote a very interesting article this month about what lies behind the cost of the fabric you are buying. It is worth a read and she has recommended a couple of documentaries which look at textile production and the impact the factories have on their local environments. http://timetosew.uk/cost-of-fabric/
I really enjoy reading Kate’s blog, her posts are always well written, informative and insightful.
Whats Happening in the Studio
I’ve managed to get a couple of garments off my table this week. I’ve made a pair of Yanta overalls in the most beautiful linen and my shirt toile is finished.
Next up is to finish a bra I’ve been making and finally decide what to do with some green leopard print viscose (I’ve been dithering about making a jumpsuit, but let’s face it, it will end up becoming a dress ).
I’m also trying to finalise my autumn sewing plans, I’m trying so hard to work out the gaps I have in my wardrobe and build a capsule wardrobe of pieces that will work together well for all the seasons.
Thats all folks! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you’re doing.
Note for transparency – I received the Eloise dress pattern for free last year in exchange for testing the pattern prior to it’s release. There was no expectation or requirement for posting about the pattern.