My sister and I did a photoshoot yesterday and I finally got some good photos of this dress! I made it almost ten years ago so it has been a long time coming! I felt like Anne Shirley having a dress up day. #anneofgreengables#costume#costuming#dressmaking
The postie bought me what is now the earliest book in my sewing library this morning. This beaut was published in 1934 :) it's called London Museum Catalogues: No.5 Costume and it is fabulous but delicate as some pages are starting to come out & the paper cover isn't attached to the spine :( - lots of picture plates, some are photographs, some are line drawings & lots of written information on clothes, fabrics & construction through the ages from 14th to 19th century including some royal outfits ❤❤❤
(Not sure I'd have followed the fashion for 1603, see the line drawing 😂) #seamstress#dressmaking#sewingissexy#historyiscool#itreallyis#ilovethisbook
Patterns! 😀I don't mind pdfs, cut & paste works fine with me. If I had a shop nearby that sold paper versions I suppose I'd buy that. But I haven't, so pdfs it is. I like the instant download - no waiting. And there's the cost issue, which is not so much about the pattern price...: In my most productive periods I sometimes think its a good thing that I spend a little time cutting paper and a little less time cutting into expensive fabric... 😜
Love #indiepatterns - know them all by their first name 😊
*** Sew Saturday In Ely and Bury St Edmunds *** Hope to see you today in Ely or Bury St Edmunds where we're celebrating Sew Saturday - a national event to highlight bricks and mortar sewing shops across the UK...and an opportunity for us to say a massive thank you for your support with some special offers :-) Sew, what's going on? - For today only, Janome is offering 10% OFF ALL their sewing machines and overlockers - this is EXTRA to their current A/W and Halloween offers...so you could now get an Atelier 5 (one of our favourites) for £810 instead of £999, with the extra quilting kit too!
- Excellent time to grab a fabricalicious bargain with lots of summer weight dressmaking fabrics and lots of quilting weight fabrics reduced - great time for building up that stash! - Stock up on crimbo pressies with our books, sewing kits and sewing bags on offer too - there are some great reductions!
- Simplicity patterns 50% off
- Sew Magazine special offer
Come and meet the team - and see how we're getting on with our redecs...be lovely to see you :-) #sewsaturday2017#sew#sewsaturday#ely#burystedmunds#fabric#sewingshop#lovesewing#sewing#dressmaking#craft#saturday#sewmuchtodo
Thinking of sewing plans this weekend...how cool would this "Autumn leaves" jersey made up in this #namedclothing#tuulivneck dress look? Both can be found on our site. Have a great weekend everyone 😀😉😘
YAY for the weekend!! I saw 4 new fabrics enter the house last week 🙈however, I've also been ridiculously productive and made 4 tops in as many days 🙊 (I think the one in one out approach is definitely a step in the right direction!!). I'm super chuffed with this little #agnestop that I managed to squeeze out of just one metre of black cotton jersey that I got from @minervacrafts. It was originally destined to be contrasting sleeves and neckband for a linden, but it wasn't the right weight so it's been projectless until now. I know it's not the most exciting make and sometimes I think plains get overlooked for the more decorative prints. However, I love a simple black top, they go with everything, and as this fabric is lovely and comfy I know it's going to be worn to death!! Feeling on a roll 💪 #sew#sewing#sewist#sewcialist#sewcialists#sewistsofinstagram#handmade#handmadewardrobe#dressmaking#tillyandthebuttons#sewingagnes