This is an amazing student film that I worked on with my level 4 students on the BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design at the Arts Institute Bournemouth. Please like and share to help us reach 10,000 views on YouTube. It even made the Daily Mail!
Monday, 30 March 2015
All my PDF patterns are £1.99 on Etsy this week and next for Easter! Drop by and purchase some
Saturday, 14 March 2015
I cut this pattern using an existing dress I have. I loved the shape and used fabric I bought in Ghana.
Friday, 13 March 2015
New pdf 1950s-inspired dress pattern for sale on Etsy:
Sunday, 15 February 2015
I've been designing some vintage dresses based on 1950s garments and sewing patterns. This is a wrap over dress that fastens at the waist with a button. It's really easy to make and I will be launching a pdf pattern on Etsy in the next few weeks. I will be giving away 3 patterns. Comment below to enter the giveaway!
My lovely mum bought me a singer featherweight yesterday- totally spoilt and totally in love! The attachments are awesome and make easy work of fine details like binding and edge stitching lace. Can't wait to start a project using this beauty!
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Sunday, 11 January 2015
It's been a while since I did any patchwork and quilting, but I've been bitten by the bug again this weekend!!
I used up some paper pieced stars (made from Tula Pink and Kaffe Fassett) to make these two pouches:
I tried out some HSTs to make this small flying geese quilt top (not sure what to make it into yet!):
And finally, I used up the scraps to make this random piece that I may make into another pouch:
Plus, I got this bargain collection of Tula Pink fabrics on sale, when I should've been shopping for necessities!!
Monday, 5 January 2015
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Played around with some vintage-inspired wrap-around styles on the stand yesterday. Created four garments in under an hour- so quick and easy on a 1/2 scale mannequin! Look out for some of these in vintage fabrics in the next few months!!
Sunday, 21 December 2014
I recently made a little African wax print bear for my mum's birthday and a drawstring bag for my grandmother's Christmas present. I'd had a break from sewing, after making lots of panto costumes, and realise now how much I've missed it!
Monday, 3 November 2014
Great Christmas gift idea to get beginners sewing.
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
New XL size uploaded and small and large coming tomorrow! Download instantly on etsy!
Monday, 20 October 2014
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
I've started work as a lecturer at the Arts University Bournemouth and my first project was to make six mermaid costumes with the first years for a live performance as part of the Arts by the Sea festival. So thrilled with the results!
Sunday, 6 July 2014
I'm currently developing a file of construction and finishing techniques for teaching first year students next term. This bodice forms part of their assessment and includes lots of techniques combined in a finished product.