Sunday, 23 January 2011

The absence of SWAP

So, I fully intended my next post to be a list of items I want to make this year. Nothing long, maybe five items, something achievable. Clearly even the thought of sewing with a plan sent me packing. Ok, so that's not entirely true. I have been 'thinking' about which patterns I want to make, but the final list is a long way from ready.

To be fair, I haven't completely been slacking off. The husband of a friend of mine is soon to be ordained as a deacon (vicar/priest sort of to you and me), and rather than spending £600/£700 on a polyester monstrosity, my friend and I decided to have a go at making his cassock. She tracked down the pattern below online.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Sew much for sewing!

Well, so much for starting a blog getting me to pull up my sewing socks. This has drifted some what. So, new year, new start I figure. To start with I am going to give myself a gentle nudge (kick) in the right direction. I am going to take part in Casey's of Casey's Elegant Musings sewalong using the swing dress pattern from Sense & Sensibility patterns ( One of the things I've been wanting to do is have a go at a forties inspired dress, and I think this fits the bill. Even better there is a deadline, so I'll have to get a move on.