Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
My sister asked me to make some seat covers for her two sofas. Aaah !!!. She has two dogs and cream sofas, I just wondered what took her soooo long to ask me, she was washing the covers several times a week in the bad weather.
So I got out my trusty sewing bible, Reader Digest Complete Guide to Sewing, wouldnt be without it xxxxx , and had a little look in the back . It has complete instructions for this task , thank goodness.
She had picked the fabric from a shop we visited in Trowbridge, Fabric Magic its called .
So, I got cracking , and here is the result.
Trouble is, we have enough left over for a couple of cushions too. She ordered extra fabric on top of what I said we needed, so I guess I should have seen this coming !
Monday, 16 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
I made the sample up in the lining fabric first, the bust area needed some alteration because patterns are generally in a B cup and we needed a bit more in that area. Once the sample had been tried on we found it still came down a bit low on the bust so made a fresh top part. Luckily it had a seam underneath the bust so that I knew I would not be wasting much lining fabric if I did have to re-do it.
We only just had enough fabric to make the dress, it could have done with being fuller on the skirt but I had to work with what I had.
Normally the fabric is organized after I have seen the pattern, but this was a bit different.
The silk was a gorgeous grape colour which changed in the light and it was lovely and soft. She was very pleased with the end result, the counselling and the speed at which it was started.
There is always counselling involved in the making of wedding dresses you know !!!
Hope you like x
Thursday, 5 February 2009
This is where I work,its at the bottom of my garden ,he he. Treacherous journey saved .
I am self employed , so a good talking to will do I think.
My sister popped round with her dogs, max and homer, who absolutely loved the snow. They are both now asleep because they wore themselves out. Max is the black dog and is getting on a bit now, but as you can see he was jumping about. My sister said he was like a puppy again.
Enjoy it while it lasts, I say. We dont normally get any that stays for this long.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
At the moment its lovely and white outside, I am writing this at my dining room table whilst my son is wrapped in his duvet , on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate.
I am a dressmaker by trade and, although at times, this can be stressful, its what I have always dreamed of doing.
I have a workshop, which , although only at the bottom of my garden, I am a bit loathe to go to because of the snow.
I have several projects on the go at the moment. A wedding dress, a prom dress, and a costume dress.
I have just finished beading two little bridesmaids dresses so that they are not quite so plain and it matches the brides dress, she is getting married abroad so I hope the weather is better for her.!!!!
I have a site on www.misi.me under the name tazbride and also a site on www.etsy.inspiredbrides.com which are quite new and really need to be added to more often but I find I work better with a deadline , which a wedding date definitely is .
Hope you find the time to have a little look. I believe in supporting small crafts people, I love the individuality and I know how much care and creativity go into these things.
Have just re-read that, it doesn't mean that they are small people , just meant, smaller businesses. Ha