Showing posts from October, 2012

New Curtains!

So I am no longer a curtain virgin! For some reason I was stressing that it would be really complicated. (probably because I didn't have a pattern to fall back on) But once I had figured out the measurements required it was really easy. I didn't tack or baste anything, just pinned and sewed. The lighting in our living room is not the best, but here are some pictures anyway:- 

The fabric is a heavy satin upholstery fabric, purchased from Simply Fabrics in Brixton for £6/metre. I lined the curtains with some kind of heavy cotton polyester mix for £2.
These curtains definitely help to keep out some of the draft that comes in through the large bay window. When these curtains are drawn and our log fire is going, the living room is so cosy!
Couldn't resist a tourist shotOther sewing news is that my machine is poorly. So it's being repaired this week. Something is catching around the bobbin area and it causes everything to get jammed. It's booked in for a service, so hopeful…

Update and New Patterns

New Look Patterns! I have been a bit absent of late. This is partly because I have been away with work, but mostly because I took a sad trip to Wadderville. But anyway, at least I have some new patterns (thanks to the New Look sale which meant these were all £2.95 each!) to soothe my wadder woes... New Look 6122 I would make this pattern as a cute halter top - not a dress. I would like to maybe make view A as a cute top too. New Look Pattern 6122 Who doesn't love a fun maxi dress - I think that the shorter version is nice too, but I would have to make sure that it doesn't bunch too much at the tummy, especially as this pattern is drafted for a knit rather than a woven. New Look 6782
Nothing very exciting here - just some standard wardrobe building. New Look 6123

I have seen lovely reviews of this dress and think that it would be particularly nice in a stretch woollen. Next on the sewing table is actually some curtains for my house. As much as I am not a fan of sewing home furnishings -…