New Pipe Dream Patterns sewing project: My Sew Called Sweater

It’s April and with having a week off, I’d quite like to spend this time getting back into my sewing groove! I had started some children’s sewing projects last year (see here, here and here) after the sewing and crafting plenty for our 2015 wedding (you can see the full details of my projects here). Afterwards I believe I burned myself out and with my excitement to try to sew all sorts of things babies and expecting parents would need last year.

One of the first things that piqued my interest in sewing again was when I discovered Pipe Dream Patterns, a fledgling indie pattern company working towards creating comfortable wardrobe staples with fun style lines to help you explore your own creativity with colours and textiles.


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Wedding DIY project: tartan stole

I’ve been on a wee bitty of a holiday which I couldn’t say no to. After all, the last holiday I took from work was 3 days back in February, so the last couple of weeks (plus a few more next week) feels well deserved. My best friend has come for a visit to see Scotland the last couple weeks and it has been a lot of fun travelling and sightseeing like a local, while also seeing the must see points of interest.

I promised that I was going to post a tutorial once I made a stole out of the tartan fabric I bought from the Scotland Shop. I already bought tartan shoe clips for my shoes, but felt a stole would also be a nice complementary piece to my dresses.


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New dressmaking projects: knit jersey dresses

The year 2014 is coming to an end soon and the plan was to try and make at least another dress before then. Once the new year starts, all my dressmaking focus will be on making my wedding dresses and the bridesmaid dresses. I haven’t visited any of my usual fabric haunts recently, only because I haven’t really felt any inspiration to make any new dresses. I was browsing on Etsy during my break at work one day and came across a couple of sellers who had knit jersey fabric that caught my eye.


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