What have you all been sewing lately? Here's a little update on my sewing adventures!
Inspired by the arrival of a new collection of fabrics (/shop/fabric) from Jane Makower, I decided to put a twist on our tunic dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking).
For the main body I used a mustard stretch cord from our online shop, (/shop/fabric)and used our Wiggle Dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking) pattern to add some darts for a bit more shape. As the shape ..
I have been making a couple of items in knit this week and wanted to test out our PINK CIRCLES IN AQUA (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/shop/fabric/Stretchy-Pink-Circles-in-Aqua) stretch for our Batwing Top (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/all-sewing/sew-your-own-stretch-batwing-top) workshop coming up on 12th November. The stretch, drape and weight worked perfectly for this style and it is so comforatble to wear.
We have just received our first ..
Crocheted Scarves and Cowls: 35 colourful and contemporary crochet patterns by Nicki Trench
This book has some lovely patterns. The designs featured really do provide something for everyone from from delicate lace pieces to big thick chunky patterns, including some great yarn busting multicoloured designs.
Many of the patterns are named after places around Brighton's south coast, you only need to replace North Laines with the Northern Quarter and Brighton Pier for Blackpool ..
I think we have the cutest Ministry Makes here!
Well done to Gemma who has just completed our 4-week evening Introduction to Sewing workshop (/workshops/chorlton-courses) in Chorlton. Gemma also managed to fit in our Gorgeous Girls Dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking) workshop at Fred Aldous where she made this beautiful dress.
The fabric Gemma used is from designer Jane Makower, it was the last meter we had in stock but we have a new range from the same design ..
I love the course it was my first one and I actually made a purse, so proud of it. The tutor was really patient and was a true professional but friendly.
I'm looking forward towards my second course next month. Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you for a great day which was most enjoyable and very helpful. I can't wait to get going on my machine now. I've been enthusing about it to my daughter
and daughter in law who were most impressed with my proudly displayed 'makes'.
Just attended the conquer my sewing machine course, really enjoyed it, tutor was very helpful, can't wait to get some practice in and finally put my machine
to use, will definitely be doing more courses, no stopping me now!!!