- A dress for daughter number 2. (Made from old material I have bought years ago.)
- A dress for daughter number 1. (Made from material bought very cheap from a local shop.)
- A dress for me. (Made from material bought in a charity shop.)
- A wrap-around skirt for me. (Made from material I was given a long time ago.) I used the techniques found on this blog but used a dress pattern that I have. Thanks to Tilly and the buttons for the very clear instructions, it really helped. If you want help learning to sew, then this is a great place to go.
- A wrap-around dress. (I got the material from a market stall in Plymouth. And it isn't finished yet.)
- A reversible bag.
I have learnt lots of lessons since starting to sew. Here are some of them:
- Read the instructions until you understand what it is saying before going anywhere near the sewing machine.
- Measure twice, cut once. To be fair, I learnt that one years ago but it is a good one to remember.
- I need to replace the light bulb on my machine, it only went over 15 years ago!
- Pressing the seams is a great thing to do and makes the clothes a lot easier to work with.
- There are a load of fantastic sewing blogs out there, they are a great read. They make beautiful clothes.
- I have realised that I like clothes from the 1940s era.
- Sewing goes way beyond clothes as I have found a bag and hat pattern that I will be trying soon.
- Once you start it is difficult to stop thinking of different items that you would like to sew.
- Youtube is like the village teacher as there are many different videos out there with instructions on how to make lots of great garments or how to get a certain technique correct.
- Sewing is a creative outlet for me. I enjoy watching the fabric turn into something useful and good to look at.
- It does one's soul good to make something you can be proud of.
Let me leave with photos of the latest item: