fabric scraps · foraged fabric · GBSB · Scraptember · Sewcialists

1930s’ Blouse – Great British Sewing Bee

In remnants of red gauzy linen, cream checked cotton and a uneven oblong of flowery vintage something. The pattern I used was the ‘1930s’ Blouse’ from the book that tied-in with second series of the Great British Sewing Bee – ‘The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe’.   Don’t have the book?  Here is… Continue reading 1930s’ Blouse – Great British Sewing Bee

GBSB · jersey · self-drafted · sewalong · Sewing · Sporty Summer Sewathon

Spectator Sport

Did you know that here in the UK it’s National Sport Week?  I only know because there have been events at both of the children’s schools, one of which the eldest-and-newly-a-teenager gave us permission to attend.  “Permission!” I hear you snort.  I know, sigh, but it’s an improvement on last year.  Last year I didn’t even get to find out… Continue reading Spectator Sport

GBSB · New Look 6626 · Sporty Summer Sewathon

What to make for a Sporty Summer Sewathon? A participant/spectator dichotomy.

Are you taking part in part in Karen’s Sporty Summer Sewathon?  Say you are!  They’re always bags of fun! I’m taking part and I have been musing muchly on what my particular makes might be.  My first thought was culottes, something that had been on ‘the list’ (you know, The List.  The constantly evolving inventory of… Continue reading What to make for a Sporty Summer Sewathon? A participant/spectator dichotomy.

GBSB · refashion · self-drafted · Sewing · Thrifting

Great British Sewing Bee Challenge – it’s as tough as it looks

Take one sandy afternoon, one men’s shirt   and a dash of Great British Sewing Bee inspiration. Engage elation, energy and excitement.  Warm up the iron, start the clock and off we go!! 11:12 Oh gosh, this is soooo exciting, what am I going to do?  Let’s have a bit of a think and a bit of… Continue reading Great British Sewing Bee Challenge – it’s as tough as it looks

foraged fabric · GBSB · refashion · self-drafted · Sewing

Taking up the Challenge…

set by Sew 2 Pro. You see that new button to the side?  That’s a Great British Sewing Bee Challenge button. I was wondering if this shirt:     Bought in a spirit of Jubliee red, white and blue inspired optimism two whole years ago could be combined with a trio of inspirations,   The… Continue reading Taking up the Challenge…