What have you all been sewing lately? Here's a little update on my sewing adventures!
I recently drafted a top pattern inspired by our Introduction to Bodice Fitting (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/pattern-cutting) workshop and made it up in our Bee fabric (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/shop/fabric/cotton-bees-in-cream) from Jane Makower. I was really pleased with the result (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/ministry-of-craft-blog/top-sewing) and the compliments received so decided to ..
MY FAVOURITE SEWING BOOKS By Jeanette Archer
I love a good sewing book, I have shelves heaving with various books ranging from dry old text books through to gorgeous modern sewing books with lovely glossy photos. I have far too many on my wish list at Amazon.
My very favourite books though are old, you could call them vintage if you wanted to be fashionable, but really they are just old.
The Readers Digest Book of Sewing
Oh how I lov ..
String Craft: Create 35 Projects by winding, looping, and stitching with string by Lucy Hopping
This is a great book for anyone. Although it's about playing with string, it really does cover quite a lot, from paper craft to sewing and even a bit of furniture.
I love that most of the equipment and items used are easy to get hold of and available from most good craft shops. In fact, I found I had the stuff around the house to make quite a few of the projects, without ev ..
Here is one of the most common questions we get asked at Ministry of Craft....
Dear Ministry of Craft,
Both my mother and I are self taught sewers. We can work round simple patterns and make a garment, but they don't fit. What we can't do or understand is how to alter a pattern to fit our shapes, which is the best course for us.
Oh what a pain it can be to get the perfect fit when you're making your own cl ..
We have a very romantic Ministry Makes this month, the winner, Tanah, sent in the below.......
Just wanted to thank Sam, Jeanette and Alison for all their help and wisdom in getting me to the point where I made my wedding dress! I was still sewing it in August (wedding was 7th, I finished it on 4th…eek…buttons took longer than I had anticipated / I put off doing them) so I thought I’d enter it for your Ministry Makes competition! It might encourage other people who hav ..
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!!!