Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A patchwork bag and the beginnings of a tea dress!

Hello! It's hard to believe this is my first post of 2014 - where have those months gone?! I'm sorry for abandoning the Quill for a while; job changes and work commitments have eaten up a lot of my time and energy over the past few months. However, I'm pleased to say that during this… Continue reading Monday Makes: A patchwork bag and the beginnings of a tea dress!

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Take notice – how to make a fabric noticeboard

A friend recently showed me this picture of a cute fabric-covered noticeboard they bought from Avon. I loved it and straight away decided to make something similar (sorry, Avon!). The fabric-covered noticeboard seems to be a popular project, with many variations on the theme available online - but I decided to create my own, simplified version.… Continue reading Monday Makes: Take notice – how to make a fabric noticeboard

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Take notice – how to make a fabric noticeboard

A friend recently showed me this picture of a cute fabric-covered noticeboard they bought from Avon. I loved it and straight away decided to make something similar (sorry, Avon!).
 

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A Summer Mess (part 2 of 2)

Let this two-part near-descent into sewing madness be a cautionary tale to you all. That is no typo in the title because, dear reader, despite starting all over again, taking careful measurements, leaving generous seam allowances and putting in about 9 hours of work, this mess could not be worn by any human being I… Continue reading Monday Makes: A Summer Mess (part 2 of 2)

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A Summer Mess (part 2 of 2)

Let this two-part near-descent into sewing madness be a cautionary tale to you all. That is no typo in the title because, dear reader, despite starting all over again, taking careful measurements, leaving generous seam allowances and putting in about 9 hours of work, this mess could not be worn by any human being I have ever met.
 

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A Summer Dress (part 1 of 2)

So this whole 'Monday' thing is becoming a bit of a running joke isn't it? I don't care, I'm stubborn and I'm sticking with it. At the time of writing this, it is still Monday, so it still counts... Having really enjoyed making and then wearing my own skirts, I decided I would move on… Continue reading Monday Makes: A Summer Dress (part 1 of 2)

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A Summer Dress (part 1 of 2)

Having really enjoyed making my own skirt, I decided I would move on to making a dress. Without any tuition. Or a pattern. Or the tiniest clue what I was doing.
 

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Skirting the issue

I have finally begun to make my own clothes on the sewing machine! Being an absolute beginner, and pretty much teaching myself at this stage, I decided to start with skirts. For my first skirt, I used my favourite crafting book, Yeah I Made It Myself! DIY Fashion for the not very domestic goddess by… Continue reading Monday Makes: Skirting the issue

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Skirting the issue

I have finally begun to make my own clothes on the sewing machine! being an absolute beginner and pretty much teaching myself at this stage, I decided to start with a skirt.
 

The Great British Sewing Bee 2013

The Final Countdown: The Great British Sewing Bee Episode 3

It's hard to believe this is the penultimate episode of this wonderful little series! I am genuinely living in hope that once the winner of the first Great British Sewing Bee is crowned next Tuesday, lovely lovely Claudia tells us with a dazzling grin that series two begins the following week. Last week we said… Continue reading The Final Countdown: The Great British Sewing Bee Episode 3