John Lewis Sewing Bee with Lisa Comfort
Me and fellow sewing bloggers Roisin (Dolly Clacket), Fiona (Diary of a Chain Stitcher), Amy (Almond Rock), Clare (Sew Dixie Lou), Elena (Randomly Happy) and Emmie (My Oh Sew Vintage Life) spent Saturday at John Lewis Oxford Street, sewing up a storm together with the lovely Lisa, founder of ‘Sew Over It‘ at the John Lewis Sewing Bee (JL is celebrating their 150th anniversary!).
We all made a dress using the new collection of John Lewis 150 fabrics. Lisa helped us out with some sewing and fitting. We all had a blast and since we were just chatting away half of the time, no one finished their dress in time (except for Roisin of course, who sewed in super-speed mode, Dolly-Clacket-style). There will be a more detailed post with pictures later this week. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of my as yet unfinished dress:
Love at First Stitch
I finally got my copy of Tilly’s new book. It directly moved from my wishlist to my bookshelf. At first I thought this book might be too basic and only for beginners, but I’ve already read it from cover to cover and absolutely loved it! The dress patterns are gorgeous and I already made a colour-blocked version of the Megan Dress which I wore on Saturday at the Sewing Bee.
Visiting Makegood Festival
Last friday I was at the Makegood Festival and could check out some awesome new creative start-ups! Tilly was there, too, with the cutest stall on earth and I couldn’t resist getting a copy of the infamous Coco Dress. I also met the lovely Freya (Elise Patterns), who is launching her lingerie sewing patterns (hopefully!!) this week. I can’t wait to get hold of those knicker & Kimono patterns! I also really loved “Handmade by Bex” and bought one of her adorable hand-embroidered brooches! Aren’t they cute?
Sarah (Salt and Buoy) made these awesome linen cushions, embroidered with seaside scenes.
New Pattern in the Making
Yep! While I’m busy with the sewalong for the Fairytale Cape, I’m already working on pattern #2, which I’m really excited about. Hopefully you’ll be, too. But you’ll have to wait a bit longer. 🙂
Twitter & Instagram!
This Blog joined Twitter (@tbinfy) & Instagram (@thisblogisnotforyou)! As I’m new to both, there’s still a lot of figuring out to do, but I’m slowly getting the hang of it.
NYLon Blogger Meet Up at the V&A
NYLon2014 was two weeks ago and epic! I noticed that I forgot to take pictures of that day. Luckily, we had Kitty Wong, a professional photographer, take pictures of us. You can find them on Flickr.
27 Dresses Challenge
I finished my 27 Dresses Challenge! Ha! I’ve already fallen in love with a Janome overlocker I used on Saturday’s Sewing Bee…
Phew, after these past two weeks I’m absolutely exhausted! I took a break from sewing today (just pre-washing some fabrics), but I can’t wait to finish and show off my Sewing Bee dress. So sewing it is tomorrow, I guess. 🙂