Last Saturday I went through to Glasgow for a blogger sewing day organised by Kerry of Kestrel Makes. We rented out the sewing studio the Stitchery for four hours of sewing. Which was quite novel for me, since I only really started sewing post-Milo, I’ve done all my sewing in little bits. That thing people talk about of spending all weekend sewing? Yeah, no idea! Anyway, I didn’t actually sew for four hours, more like two and a half or three, I finished my first project and then faffed about taking photos and drinking tea until there were only 20 minutes left, so I didn’t bother starting another one. I’ll show you what I made on Monday, for now here’s some photos from the day.
The swap table; Kerry of Kestrel Makes trying on her 1970s (?) denim skirt
The tshirt pattern only goes up to a size 12 though, and according to my (pre-preggers) measurements I’m between a 14 and a 16, so unless something miraculous happens post-birth, I’ll be passing this on. I actually find it pretty annoying how big 4 patterns come in different size bundles. What if you’re in between? For that Vogue dress I made in the Red Thread class, I was between the largest size on one pack, and the smallest one on another. Because there were others in the class doing the same dress, I was able to trace their smaller size in the relevant places, but if I’d bought it to make myself, I would have just had to wing it.
The dress pattern came free with a magazine, and I’m slightly questioning it, since it clearly involves a zip, but there is no mention of it in the list of materials, so nobody knows how long a zip you’re meant to get. I do like it though and it looks straightforward enough so maybe it’s in my future
I think there’s a plan to make this sewing afternoon a semi-regular thing, so if you fancy joining next time, let me know!