Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Let's get making some clothes

I've finally made myself a dress!!! It's something I've wanted to do for a long time but I didn't know where to start. I attended a college course last Autumn/Winter and made a top. I learnt how to read a pattern. Let's face it ladies, these things aren't easy to read as a beginner!!! Tilly and the Buttons (Tilly from The Great British Sewing Bee) has some great tutorials on her site which are really helpful.

Since going to this brilliant sewing club I had the confidence to start on my dress. It's made from organic cotton with Liberty Lawn pockets. The pattern was a freebie from Sew magazine. I've been admiring the lovely dresses that Dottie Angel has been making. They have some great detail, you've definitely got to have a look, they're inspirational. 

Here's my dress:

I have some brilliant fabric from the "Flirt" range that would be great for a dress or skirt.

Please contact me if you'd like to purchase any of this lovely fabric. It's £11 a metre. The Little Fabric Store will also be at the St Andrews Hospice event at New Waltham Village Hall, Grimsby on Saturday 29th June 12pm - 4pm.

Here's another lovely dress made by one of my fab customers.

Hope to see you on Saturday x

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Summer Sunshine Quilts

Hello, I hope you're all enjoying the summer. I know our weather can be up and down but it's just so green out there. I'm loving it.

I've been making these pram quilts (which are now sold). I've really enjoyed putting the colours together as they're so bright and cheerful. I'll be organising some classes in July to make these lovely gifts. I'll let you know the dates once they're confirmed.

The charm packs and border packs can be bought at my next craft event on 29th June. I can arrange local collection/delivery, please get in touch. I'll also be adding these to my Etsy site.

I've meet some wonderful people whilst running my business. I'd love to hear from anyone who's made anything with the fabric bought from me. This was made by one of my customers from a fat quarter bundle I sell. 

This little girls dress is so cute