A sewing bee that is!
Have you been watching the Great British Sewing Bee?
I'm hooked - line and sinker.
Thankfully YouTube have the episodes because it's not shown in Australia (unless you have pay TV which we do not) so I am officially up to date with all three series and more inspired than ever to get serious and begin making my own clothes.
I may even splash out and buy myself the book (or hint rather loudly that Mother's Day is only 7 weeks away)...
In the meantime I have made a start on my new found love.
Last week, after a visit to my local Spotlight store, I came home with these...
It's been too many years since I've attempted sewing clothes for myself, so I think the smart thing is to re-learn the basics with simple classic styles.
I've even purchased THIS class on Craftsy...
...because I want to learn properly, and after all, fabric and patterns are an investment so I intend to be wise with them.
I also purchased a magazine that featured a free pattern because it's exactly the kind of dress that Blossom wears and she is keen to have me make her a few, but I'll use old quilting fabrics for my mock-up/practice garment before making the real deal...
Of course, I have work on new stitchery designs to finish first and they really are a priority over the next four weeks, but once I've cleared them from my diary the dressmaking will begin in earnest.
However, as everyone needs a break from work, between now and then I'll sew some easy aprons, as that's something else I'm hooked on and need more of - plus, I found these gorgeous fabrics to use!
If you need fresh ideas for making your own garments visit my Making' Clothes
Pinterest Board HERE - it's full of them!
Have a splendiferous day, ok?!