I’ve been eyeing up the Butterick B6453 pattern by Gertie for a while, especially after Vintage on Tap posted about it on Youtube. I kept meaning to purchase it and when I saw it on sale at half price I snapped it up.
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I’ve had a week off from work and when I have been able to, I have been sewing up a storm. Always late to the party, I decided to cut and sew a new Moneta dress by Collette.
Something I have learned from the sewing community is: you either love or hate PDF patterns. I am in the love camp (much more fun than hating!) and my PDF printouts were taking over the flat – seriously – so I have come up with an efficient, time and room saving way of storing them. Call it the admin in me.
Sian of Kittenish Behaviour came up with a new challenge on her Youtube channel called the KP Pattern Swap. And I think it is fab!
What I like to use changes constantly but for now I thought I would discuss what I like to use to help give a professional finish to my garments.
On Friday my alarm went off at the ungodly hour of 6am (ungodly because I went to sleep at 2.30am!) ahead of my day in London at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show.
I am starting a new beginner dressmaker series here on my blog. Today’s post, which will go over the things we need in order to be able to sew, and things that will make life a lot easier. If you are interested, why not subscribe to me through bloglovin (the link goes through to my account which you can then follow).
Now and again I will peruse the charity shops for sewing knick knacks. I don’t often find much, sometimes a duvet cover to toile in, occasionally a new zip but this journey I found a plethora of vintage sewing patterns. What is more, these were all in the same shop and there were lots more but I had to restrict myself (somewhat!).