Freitag, 3. Juli 2015

Guess who's back

After that unannounced little (ahem) blogging break, I’ve decided to give this whole thing another go. I could list excuses but whatever, I’ve been on Instagram so there has been a steady stream of cats/sewing/gin to be getting on with.

Anyway, let’s see what’s been going on.

I bought an overlocker, which has really improved the quality of my makes. I was never one to focus on the pretty insides but now it's easy and fast so I'm making an effort and I am pretty pleased.

I kind of undertook one of those wardrobe plans, which basically entailed me getting rid of a LOT of clothes and realising I have not much left that I actually love to wear. This decision has led to a lot of sewing. And fabric buying.

After taking a pattern drafting course at the local night school then watching all the Craftsy drafting courses, I’ve decided that I’m just too weirdly proportioned to rely on commercial patterns, even indie ones, so I’ve been drafting all my patterns myself and feeling pretty bloody smug in the process. I’ve still bought a couple of indie patterns so I can use their designs but just used them as a base to copy the idea onto my block. I am currently drawing them all onto polka dot Ikea wrapping paper, so my usual air of professionalism is still abound.

And finally, following Andrew WK on Facebook is probably the best decision I’ve made in the last year. Possibly ever. I highly recommend that everyone follow him and benefit from his wisdom.

PARTY TIP: sewing counts as partying.