May 16 2018



Sarah certainly has the sewing bug since attending our 4-week Introduction to Sewing course in Chorlton. On completion, she moved onto our 4-week Develop your Sewing Skills course and also our A-line skirt workshop at Fred Aldous where she made the amazing cord skirt.

She needed to take up some Ikea curtains which was her initial reason for enrolling onto our introductory course so she used the cut off curtain fabric to make a black and white cat print skirt using the A-line pattern (just slightly shorter).

Sarah tells us: 'I'm no longer so nervous of patterns and have made a Tilly and the Buttons cleo dungaree dress, a jersey shift dress from Sew Over It and have just finished my first top. And although I've spent considerably less on clothes shopping in the last few months I've spent a lot of fabric.'

Tilly and the Buttons denim pinafore dress - 'This was a really easy make and I'm planning on doing a black one for work. It's a really comfortable, easy to wear dress and is definitely my most worn so far.'

A Sew Over It ultimate shift dress in ponte di Roma jersey - 'Perfect for my freezing cold office. My first go at jersey and it was pretty good to work with. Again a really easy make and I am going to attempt another in a crepe fabric next.'

Tilly and the Buttons, orla top - 'My last one and by far the hardest I've tackled so far. Not so keen on the sleeves on this one, and I don't think the fit is quite right on my figure but what I'm enjoying is understanding garment construction to then try and work out how to alter things to my shape, the effects of using different fabrics etc. This is a quite stiff cotton which in hindsight isn't the most flattering but it's a learning process.'

Well done Sarah, you are a worthy winner, look forward to seeing you next in February to complete the final 4-week course in Chorlton Introduction to Dressmaking and then Stretch Batwing Top on Sat 4th March.

A six-month subscription to Love Sewing Magazine is on the way to Sarah