Studio Journal #2

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 event was at the stunning Newburgh Priory in North Yorkshire

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.

Laura XO

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.

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