A passionate disinterest in football has resulted in a bumper week of sewing and a husband who’s convinced I save the noisiest bits of sewing for one of those goal things that occasionally happen.
I’ve been subscribing to online sewing magazine ‘Seamwork’ for a few months now. Bargain price of $6. This is not a sales pitch by the by… Seamwork is produced by the people behind Colette patterns and releases 2 new patterns each month which are ‘quick makes’ that can be constructed in around 2 hours. Or the length of a Euro 2016 match.
Excuse the untucked shirt look, clearly channeling the angry 6th former look.
This is my first ‘Astoria’, a really easy and stress free make. This cropped sweater is an Instagram favourite and it lives up to its own hype. Seriously this pattern isn’t addictive it’s bloomin’ contagious and I caught it from the Insta-sewers.
It’s a really versatile make, a bit like the potato waffle of sewing patterns, it will go with anything really.
As the football showed no signs of slowing, and I’d already watched Game of Thrones, I also whizzed through a Tilly and the Buttons Coco.
I’ve made this pattern 5 times and each time it gets easier. I would recommend keeping a simple pattern under your belt to any self taught seamster. It’s a really good way of measuring your progress and confidence at the machine, plus you can totally put the smug badge on when you make something in less than an hour.
My next Seamwork pattern was a box top called Hayden. Yes, to the uninitiated sewing patterns all have names. Much easier than remembering codes, and a bit like collecting football stickers.
Comfy, airy, linen, a bugger to sew. Resistant to irons. Fray central. But it looks nice and that’s the main thing. The Hayden comes in two lengths and this is this the long, but I prefer the short…
Clearly..look at that deranged over caffeinated face.
The fabric is a Japanese seersucker from Miss Matabi. If you are a sewer with a few hours on your hands, look at her lovely fabric! It’s the thing of a fabric hoarders dreams.
If you have read this far well done for surviving this bumper blog post.
Obviously it’s been a tough couple of days in the UK. We’re worried, we’re shocked, we’re sad, we’re angry. We’ve cried, we’ve sworn.
We’ve talked with colleagues, friends and neighbours who share our feelings. At this weird time it’s time to be kind to each other and try to maintain the unity that we wanted.
We’re still hoping that this little photobomb artist feels as European as we do when she grows up.