Friday, 26 April 2013

Uttoxeter Quilt Show

Is anyone going to Uttoxeter Quilt Show on Sunday!

My friend, J & I are. If you are let me know, it would be nice to see hello!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Mug rugs - part 2!

I took part in 'Quilting Galleries' recent mug rug swap

I've already posted the mug rugs I received but I haven't posted about the mug rugs I made and sent out.

Here they are!

My swap partner hasn't got a blog and asked me to show them on my blog.

I really enjoyed making them and I've just bought 3 more patterns from The Patchsmith, who designed these.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

A liitle bit of....

......... dressmaking!

Sorry I've been gone for a while - google problems (which aren't resolved but have got round them and trying to get on with making things!)

I've been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee! I haven't done any dressmaking for over 25 years. I started off dressing making, I have a CSE grade 1 in needlework!!! I'm really enjoying the Great British Sewing Bee.

DD wanted some fabric to make a Minnie Mouse skirt for a party she went to today so we went to Leon's fabrics in Chorlton, Manchester last Saturday. Well! I couldn't help myself, surrounded by all this fabric.

I no longer own any dressmaking patterns, I got rid of them years ago, anyway, I'm a totally different shape now so I bought a simple skirt pattern to start off with - New Look 6843. I've always found New Look patterns easy to use and because there are several sizes in the pattern there is lea way for resizing to fit. 

So here you are! A wearable skirt! It isn't perfect but I'm well chuffed that I haven't forgotten the necessary skills.

I added about an inch to the front to allow for my tum. Next time I make it I'm going to make it longer. I've bought enough of this fabric to also make the dress shown below.

I bought this pattern & yarn from my LYS yesterday. The colour will go nicely with my new skirt, as well as quite a few other things in my wardrobe.

So next I'm going to get started on this!

I've got the bug!