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- A few little details from the Building Blocks project, the first garment project (and cover star) from my new book How to Sew Sustainably.Finally 📢 PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN!! Get your signed copies of my new book How to Sew Sustainably using the link in my profile.Hello strangers!!Yesterday I went on a guided walk in Sheffield and learnt such a lot about local history (who else finds it satisfying to learn about what's on your own doorstep 🧐).
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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!