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- Stitching with others is so bloody brilliant!!! A few snapshots from today's Scrappy Collage workshop at Grace's gorgeous new @beyond_measure_uk space. These pics perfectly sum up today for me: enjoying cloth and thread and each other / appreciating how each person has their own unique textile & thread handwriting / realising how much of ourselves goes into each stitch / reframing perceived "imperfections" as the things that make us "us" / feeling the benefits and joy of slowing down, focusing on the process instead of the end result and being willing to go where the process takes us.Beginnings.Some proper introductions to our beautiful hens who have now been with us for a whole week (already feels like they've always been here 🥰): 1 - Clara - first into everything 2 - Frida - big and blousey 3 - Barbara - gobby show-off 😆Our hen house finally has some residents!! Now just need to think of some names....🤔
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I began with these 8 basic skirt shapes for “Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts” that I designed to suit all levels of sewing ability, shapes and tastes; from an easy pull-on jersey pencil skirt to a full-on girly bubble skirt.
I am a firm believer in making everyday clothing; a wardrobe of core basics that fit you well, that are comfortable, that suit you and that you wear again and again. You don’t need boxes full of different patterns, you just need to find a few good adaptable styles that work for you, that you enjoy making and stick with them.
I hope you enjoy your sewing journey. You can share in a bit of mine with the story behind the names of the projects; they’re named chronologically after places that have been significant during my career so far.
Over the coming 8 days until publication day on the 25th I’ll be writing a blog post for each of the skirts in the order that they appear in the book; where the name came from, a bit of background about the skirt style, what skills you can learn when making the 3 different variations of the skirt along with some styling and fabric ideas.
I hope you’ll join me!