Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Well Hello Blog Land!

Last year, I discovered the wonderful world of sewing blogs. I have been hooked ever since.I just couldn't get enough of all the beautiful things being crafted out there.
Here are a few of my favourites so far:


This stunning skirt , made by Katie (aka The Little Red Squirrel) was my inspiration to make the leap from avid reader to having a go myself. 

I mean, who wouldn't want to pick up an embroidery needle and thread after seeing this gorgeous little lady?

It seems fitting to start with something by Katie, as hers was the first sewing blog I ever read and, well, my addiction spiraled out from there. Her page is full of amazing home-sewn garments and shed loads of inspiration, I will be eternally grateful to her for inspiring me to have a go at something I never thought I could do (I got a D in Textiles at school). Thanks Katie.

This lovely dress by Tilly (accompanied by her buttons) gave me the courage to really have a go at dressmaking. As she mentions in her post, she was a beginner (just like me) and armed with knowledge of the basics (she gained hers in a sewing class, I am gaining mine from the wonderful community of sewers online) she jumped in and made a super pretty dress. If she can do it so can I! I absolutely love the colours in this dress and the simple shape of it really lets the pretty fabric stand out (I also LOVE the satchel in the background, not to self: buy a satchel).

The Picnic Dress

This dress is gorgeous, but then everything Tasia makes is gorgeous, I couldn't pick just one.

The Twin Spruce Dress

I love, love, love both of these dresses and I also love Tasia's sew-alongs, they are so comprehensive and beginner friendly. I am currently working my way through the Lonsdale Dress sew-along, but more on that another time.

This blog is my way of sharing and celebrating my new found love of sewing (and probably a few other things along the way). I'll be back soon, with a finished garment or two.


1 comment:

  1. You are too lovely! Congrats on starting your own blog and I look forward to seeing what you create :) (by the way, if you're looking for good sewing blogs have you seen Gertie's Blog for better sewing? It was the first blog I ever read and it inspired me no end!) Katie x