Time-lapse of making that last jeans sample for tomorrow!
Of course my bobbin runs out on the last ten inches of waistband. 😂 sizes 8-18 ready for workshops! I can’t wait to add more sizes as we get more people into jeans!
👏🏼 to @lladybird who was the OG Jeans time-lapse thinker! I used a lot of her techniques to make these samples, though I decided to add the fitting lines in contrast thread to make it easier for us to see. Thanks for the great waistband tutorial too, amazing!
I really needed a white summer sweater but seriously what was I thinking??? I always find white projects so boring and I picked stockinette stitch! Also not helping the interest (but i do love this pattern) Trying to find the motivation to finish this to wear while its summer! #makeyourownclothes#handknit#lilliansweater#cardigan#slowproject
My parents first made their buttons in 1985, when my dad made them in a shed in the garden and my mum sat at the kitchen table painting them.
When I revived the business I wanted to carry on with the tradition and we launched with our timeless flower shapes that my dad designed all those years ago. We still make them from our home. We now have a converted garage for a workshop- thankfully more roomy (and warmer) than a garden shed.
Our next Night School session is just around the corner on Tuesday 3rd July! We would love for you to join Anna Brindle from Lost Shapes, for a repeat of her FRESH PRINTS workshop.
Eco-fashion aficionado Anna will show you how to design and make your own screen printed t-shirt during this one-off session, which is suitable for complete beginners and those who have already given screen printing a go and would like to hone their skills. Anna will have extra t-shirts and tote bags available to buy on the night for those who would like to create more than one piece.
This course takes place at the Refectory, Forward Space, Frome from 6:30pm. Places cost £40 (£35 to Market Makers / TOCS members) which includes all equipment and materials. Additional t-shirts and bags will be available on the night for a small charge.
To reserve your space, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes, you have to take a hundred pictures to get one that turns out perfectly. ☺️
Remember that episode of Friends where Chandler has that awkward picture face? That’s how I feel in pictures 99% of the time. 😆 Over the last year or so I have learned a lot about product photography. I take all my own pics and model most of my own makes, which means I gotta show my face sometimes. This picture is one of the best I’ve ever taken, in my opinion. Probably because of the handsome old man dog and beautiful light in the trees, but I’m pretty happy with how I look, too.
In this community, there are skills that come easy and areas that we’re not so comfortable with. Those awkward parts are what we have to put a bit more effort towards. When we do this, we grow and learn and the results can even pleasantly surprise us. ❤️
What part of your creative journey needs a bit of extra attention?
Sweater: Stella Lite, coming soon from @144stitches
Yarn: @lionbrandyarn WET&Q Bomus Bundle in Petrol Blue
I’m “sew” excited about how my first big sewing project turned out! Now that I have this dress pattern it’s probably going to become the only thing I wear LOL...
When thinking about my wardrobe I draw inspiration from the women of the 1800’s American West and how they often wore dresses, blouses, and skirts made from the same pattern in different materials. I’ve found the styles I love and I tend to stick to them pretty closely because I feel comfortable, confident, and at ease not having to guess when choosing an outfit. I also tend to draw a lot of inspiration for my wardrobe from different eras of dress style! I’m thinking of writing more in-depth about era-minded wardrobing, would anyone be interested in this topic?
Are there any styles that seem to dominate your wardrobe?
I was really struggling to fit coats and jackets over my bump 🤰 so I made this Artemis coat #iamartemis by @iam_patterns and it’s oversized style means it is perfect for maternity wear and beyond #maternitysewing
Lets talk favourite sewing tools and accessories! Last year I invested in a proper pair of scissors and my life changed the instant I cut into a piece of fabric. Whyyyyy did I wait so long?? Those budget not-wonder clips are still amazing and I use them all the time, especially for bias binding.
Glass head pins. Again with the whyyyy? No more melting plastic pins to my iron. 🙌🏼
And my Tula Pink snips. How I love you. 😍
What’s your go-to sewing tool?
That’s right friends: toss your head back and smile 😃 because it’s just that good sometimes!
Sneak preview of the new West Fourth Scarf which will be part of my series The Shapes of Things coming soon. Made with so so soft new ZZ Twist from @lionbrandyarn...Coming soon!