Well, it’s only bloomin’ March already! And at the start of the third month, allow me to introduce to you the third make from my 2017 Make Nine list; a Seamwork Astoria. As I mentioned in my February sewing plans vlog, I’d originally opted for the Sewaholic Fraser sweatshirt but I swapped to the Astoria as I’d had it in my stash for a while, it requires less fabric and I really liked the look of it.
The beautiful Atelier Brunette Twinkle Rose French Terry fabric I used sold out very quickly from pretty much every UK shop stocking it. If I hadn’t seen it on the Atelier Brunette website prior to release I would’ve missed out as well. Thankfully, I snuck in an order of 1m from Faberwood.com. And let’s just take a moment to swoon over the beautiful packaging! Some fabric shops may still have the navy version Twinkle Rose.
Picture time! Don’t look too closely at my topstitching now will ya…?Read More »
Happy New Year folks! How’s 2017 treating you so far? I’ve had a pretty busy one on all fronts really, including sewing! In terms of productivity, in addition to the makes I’m just about to share with you, I’ve already made a Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dress which didn’t work out (sadface), a Grainline Studio Hemlock tee which has turned out lovely (happyface) and a Colette Mabel skirt which went OK (…okayface?!).
And I’m determined to keep track of and blog more of my makes this year. We’re off to a decent start with this double whammy of a post! Vlogging is a little tricky at the moment because of the lack of light in the evenings and I often want to be sewing at the weekend rather than recording and editing. Losing subscribers by the minute I’m sure. 😦
Let’s proceed. Well, I seem to be on a bit of a ‘basic bender’ at the moment. My penchant for jazzy fabrics and night-out dresses at the beginning of my dressmaking journey gave way to funky function and has finally reached Basicville. Hence the profanity in the title, I’m sorrynotsorry. But how effing wonderful are basics guys?! Srsly. I know, I know; my face is doing an excellent job of containing my excitement over these beauts: the Grainline Studio Lark tee and the Seamwork Margo circle skirt (the variation available to subscribers). Feast your eyes. I’ll wait here.
Wow, It feels like such a long time since I’ve blogged one of my makes. And such a lovely make it was too. The Seamwork Adelaide dress — also known as the snap dress — is a departure from my usual style of a fitted bodice, nipped in at the waist, and a full skirt. So, I’m not sure how it looks on but it feels wonderful so zero f**ks given. Let’s tuck into the details, shall we?
Confession time: I am in love with Seamwork patterns! They’d been on my radar since the launch of their first issue back in December 2014 but I’d been a fool and not tried any. Until last month, when I decided to bite the bullet and subscribe! At only $6 a month, with 2 pattern vouchers each month to spend on any of the patterns, it was a bargain! I reiterate: what a fool I’d been for not trying this so far. Anyway, say hello to my very first Seamwork make, the Addison tank.