Archive of ‘Sewing’ category

Washable paper

This caddy uses washable brown paper.  It is basically the same stuff that is used to make the label on jeans – it is washable, quite stiff and can be stitched.  I love it – it is about the same colour as Kraft paper and being so stiff perfect for making this little caddy.  I […] Read more…

Ooh La La

Still musing about lettering I have decided to make a cushion.  To make the appliqué lettering I applied some Vilene Bondaweb to a square of fabric and then cut out the lettering using my Sillhouette plotter.  The”Ooh” uses a lovely mustard and grey butterfly fabric from Westminster Fibers and the black “La La” is cut from a flocked adhesive vinyl. […] Read more…

All frills and knickers

I have been holed up for the last week making five bridesmaids dresses using the gorgeous Violette Fields Chloe pattern.     The ages vary from five months to nine years, so we have adapted the dresses slightly to flatter both the older and younger children. The youngest, being only five months needs something to wear underneath […] Read more…

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

The Gaultier exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre is definitely well worth a visit for anyone interested in textiles or fashion.  The imaginative curation, which includes projecting moving facial imagery onto the mannequin heads, effectively exhibits Gaultier’s designs and leaves you in no doubt as to his vibrant creativity.  The couture clothing also showcases the skills of the artisan seamstresses and […] Read more…