I love sewing, I have dabbled over the years but in our new house I have my own sewing nook & I love spending time in there.
Sewing is always a big help when it comes to how often I change my styles. Not only is it fun making your own clothes, you can make exactly what you want to your own measurements & alter items you already have. I also feel a real sense of pride when someone asks where I got something & I can say I made it.
Much like other sewers I decide & make projects in two ways the first is I see something in a shop or online & I draft a pattern from memory or I use sewing patterns. Both are really good, the pattern because you just follow it step by step which is quick & drafting your own patterns which really stretches my skills.
I was chatting to the lovely people at SimplicityNewlook about my changing style & that I was looking for some patterns to help me create individual pieces, so they kindly sent me some to try.
Now I always feel that the pattern envelopes don't do patterns justice, as they can look a bit dated so keep an open mind about the ones I have chosen (Sorry the pictures are a bit small):
I have already made two of the simplicity 1662 skirts. I have yet to blog about them but they will be coming up soon.
What do you have on your sewing table?
Ciao for now
Love Mrs Berto xx