5 July 2009

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I finally started sewing again this weekend, and I made these...(I'm still only a beginner though).






I'm quite proud of these pockets though...never did them before.



This one has a collar and sleeves that roll up kind of...I got the idea from a shirt from Primark!!






The white cotton I bought on Ebay, and the grey shirt cotton is from a charity shop (near where TM Lewin have their workshop...so their off cuts go there and you can buy them for next to nothing!).



That's my Grandma's hat from the 1950s by the way, I love it!






This was the most difficult by far (there are loads of mistakes!), I'm quite pleased with it though and I like the design which I made up as I went along! I can't be bothered with planning and patterns, that's why I'll never be proper sewer even though I have four generations of tailors in my blood...I wonder where it went!!



Thanks for your help, Plimsoll! (she made sure there were no mice under the fabric).

16 comments:

  1. Those pockets ARE amazing...clever you. The hat is d.i.v.i.n.e

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  2. wow Artemis... it is great.... youa re like a machine!!!
    so much work done in one weekend :-)
    very impressed
    c

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  3. yes, yes, wow! how industrious and fearless of you! good work! i'd say that proof of four generations of tailors in your blood!

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  4. These are really really fab! I am so impressed you did all this with no pattern.

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  5. What fun!

    I quite agree about patterns, but I make my own from brown paper so I can sew the same thing again if I like it.

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  6. those are all so great. you sew like it do. haha. I do use patterns from time to time but I almost always end up not following the directions or modifying them. Mostly I just make up my own pattern as I go along.
    Good job.

    xoxo,
    sp

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  7. choke, choke, bang! the sound of me spluttering as I fall of the chair. Er yes I think you are more than a beginner sewer. Love love the tops. They are exactly what I would make if i was more than a REAL beginner sewer!

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  8. Thank you for your kind words! My sewings look ok from a distance but I cant seem to make them look neat on the back and the front at the same time! I tried patterns once too, I found it is more about translating the instructions into understandable language than it is about sewing! In a word...I just do it my way, but I know its not correct and professional sewers must be tutting away at my attempts! You are all very kind! I will keep on with it anyway as a result of all your support! x

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  9. Beautiful..remember sewing takes practice and most home sewing is unique. The stitching and finishing are solved by the seamstress making each piece an individual solution. That's what makes it valuable and desired.,,these pieces are an amazing start - Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Love love love your hat! And as for being a beginner sewer... that so means I'm like a sublevel sewer or something ;) Love the pockets and the strappy summery top... you look adorable in them :)

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  11. Great job sewing! I love the fabrics.

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  12. Soooo clever! I love your clothes. Three generations of tailors have obviously given you an instinctive ability to make clothes, fabulous. Oh and it doesn't matter what they look like close up, no one ever gets to see x

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  13. These are all so beautiful, and they look great on you!

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  14. whoa?! just knocked em out in a weekend?! that dress looks COMPLICATED! Very impressive! Ive been working on a MUCH simpler dress for 6 months now!!!! Good work!

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  15. Your blog is AMAZING. I love it!

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  16. Ditto. I enjoy going to your old posts and "catching-up" to the present blog posts. Happy to have found someone who is inspiring and such a natural artisan.

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