My first sewing vlog!

Well, I only went and did a vlog, didn’t I? Just a couple o’ things before I share the link:

  1. Completely forgot to actually introduce myself. And not my background or my blog; my actual name! So yeah, I’m Jen.
  2. Not sure if the music is a littleย too loud compared with the rest of the audio, so do let me know and I can turn it down.

Hope you enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€


18 thoughts on “My first sewing vlog!

  1. I loved it. Its nice to see 3d with voice matching to picture….not sure that makes sense but lol. I am also making that McCalls jumpsuit. Totally envying your art gallery jersey fabric. I cant buy any new fabric till the new year๐Ÿ˜ข so seeing your purchases were like a vicarious high for me. Cant wait to see what you make with it. I have been thinking of vlogfing and last year even recorded something but I am scared. How did you get past the fear of trolls? Hila. X

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    • Thanks Hila! So glad you enjoyed it! I was quite nervous about putting it up. It’s great that it allowed you to live vicariously; that’s the same reason I watch other sewing videos as well. Oh yes, makes perfect sense! When you read someone’s writing for a while, and see their face, you naturally wonder what their voice sounds like. Oh cool, you’ll have to let me know if you have any pointers with M7330. I made a toile and found the combo of buttonband, waistband and fly zip a bit of a weird one. The AGF jersey was a real indulgence but totally worth it. The denim on the other hand, I really shouldn’t have bought that yet! Oh you should definitely vlog! I think you’d make great viewing. ๐Ÿ˜€ I probably just got past the fear of trolls by ignoring them, also vlogging years ago has given me a bit of courage I reckon. Thanks again for watching@

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  2. Loved the video, like Hila said it’s nice to put a voice to the face. I like your professional looking intro and your sewing space is lovely. Mine is too dark and too much of a tip to film in. The bit about looking like a lime in a ginger wig made me giggle. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with the gingers. I think the only problem with trying to toile jeans is that the fabric you use will affect the fit each time anyway. Maybe leave a bigger seam allowance in any places that you’re worried about?Then baste and fit as you sew. Says the person whose basted ginger jeans are sat, neglected in the corner of her sewing room…

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    • Thanks Leigh! ๐Ÿ˜€ I thought I might spruce up the intro to cover up how amateurish I am. Oh, I wish my sewing space were better. It was originally in the other corner of the room but that was too dark as well. I’m a little sad as I’d already hung some pictures up there. Guess I just have to get more as the walls are blank. Oh and this new corner has an unsightly socket right in the middle of the wall. Ah well, it’s by the window which is nice. Excellent tips on the jeans, thank you. I’m gonna go straight for the denim! I alternate between getting really excited about making them and then getting really freaked out, so mine could very well end up sat in the corner/hidden away in the wardrobe as well.

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  3. watched and loved it. I’m getting seriously hooked on sewing Vlogs and yours is another favourite, watching people talk about their sewing plans is so motivating! The Croft Mill fabric looks lovely and now I’m gonna have to go check them out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks Megan! Glad you enjoyed it. SAME! It’s such vicarious living, and I am constantly searching for more vlogs to watch so thought I’d get involved myself! Tempted yourself? I’ve seen you in Gabby’s vlogs. ๐Ÿ™‚ Croft Mill has some lovely fabrics, just quite pricey delivery.


  4. Loved the video! It’s great to see other peoples thought processes on picking patterns/fabrics etc. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out (well except the Addison which we can already see is gorgeous!!) x


  5. Well done for being so brave! I don’t think that I would like to put myself ‘out there’. Hope you manage to complete your makes and I’m looking forward to seeing them!


  6. This was fun to watch, thanks for putting yourself out there. Looking forward to the next vlog. I would make a wearable toile for your jeans, given the good value denim you have. I think it might be better for fitting and reproducing with other denim fabric, stretch denim is difficult to mimic with any other cheap fabric. I just finished my Addison, wearing it today. I made a Peter Pan collar version instead of the pointy v collar but my next one will be a v collar one. Enjoy the rest of your sewing week.


    • Oh thanks Christina, I’m so glad you found it fun! Good point about not being able to mimic stretch denim. Ooh another Addison in the wild! Just checked it out on your blog; it’s beautiful! The peter pan collar works really well and that fabric is great! Hope you like it as much as I like mine.


  7. I’m so glad to see you picked up the lime green interlock! I was hoping it would go to a good home, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with it. I’ve got the same fabric in lots of different colours, so you might give me some ideas too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Really nice to meet you in Bristol, and keep up the vlogging!


    • Thanks so much for donating it Anna-Jo! I’ve never seen fabric in a tube before so that was interesting lol! I’m not entirely sure what to make with it yet but I’ll share once I do. It was lovely to meet you too, thanks for coming! ๐Ÿ˜€


      • I’ve tried making trackie bottoms and a midi skirt out of it before, but although it’s a good weight for them the poor recovery means they go too baggy at the knee. I’m thinking boxy tees and cardigans/jackets might be the way to go.

        The best way I’ve used it so far was for lining a sleepsuit for my son. It stands up beautifully to repeated washing and wear, and is so soft and snuggly ๐Ÿ™‚

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