It feels like an absolute age since I last posted but I can assure you it is not from my laziness! So many things have happened - nearly all of them to do with my sewing. Where shall I start?.....
First off, I am writing a book! Yes you read that correctly a book. Well many of you will have seen/read my tutorial on how to sew a shirt in 20 steps (in fact I get a huge amount of hits every day on that one post!) and recently someone mentioned turning it into a better structured format, so a book it will be. The book is being written for complete beginners and for the more experienced sewers which in itself is a challenge. Hopefully the book will be available before Christmas. I shall be having a book 'Give away' when it is ready, for 5 lucky subscribers to my blog. So to be in with a chance of getting my book subscribe today!
In my last post I told you about my 'Neapolitan' jacket make and that has been one project on the go.
As I intend to blog about the full make, in detail, it has taken a long time to complete the jacket, due to writing notes down and taking the multitude of photos needed for the blog but the jacket is looking rather good so far. Just need to fit the half-lining and buttons.
Here's a sneak-peek
My wedding dress client popped over for a toile fitting and picked her fabric. She waded through the beautiful Carrington fabric book and chose some lovely silk. Now I can begin the long careful construction which I am really looking forward to.
Great news on the Blogging front too! If you look on the right you will see a new badge. Yes thats right I am now part of the Minerva Crafts Bloggers Network - The MCBN is a group of very talented Bloggers from around the world and i will be part of the network. I can't wait to submit my first blog for them and I'm also very honoured to be a part of the MCBN. I am definitely really excited about my first few makes. The lovely Vicki, at Minerva Crafts, has been brilliant to deal with and super quick to dispatch my goody bag: I have already started the first make....more on that soon.
I have also made my wife a lovely blouse from this months 'Love Sewing' magazine (Issue 16 out in the shops tomorrow!) and have some lovely stretch net fabric for another version to be made soon.
I think that is all! Blimey, now I know why I have been a little slow blogging lately! I promise the next Blog will be sooner.
Until next time, Happy sewing!
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