Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sew little Progress!!!

Just thought I would do a quick blog update to tell you about my very slow sewing progress for the challenge!! This picture is an example of that, it may be a small project but it represents something bigger. I have mastered zips!!! woohoo!!! Something I will definitely find useful for the next years challenge!!!

I went shopping yesterday and was very tempted by the lovely jumpers in the shops at the moment, but I am please to say I stayed strong!! My eBay party dress arrived last week and its a bargain for £2.99!!! Just going to make a new sash for it.

I have finally decided on my first project too, just off to the shop this afternoon to purchase some bias binding and hook and eyes and all will be revealed next week!!!

Happy crafting

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Crafty challenge!!

Hello all, just thought I would update my blog and give a little bit of information about a new challenge I have decided to join!!!

The "love what you wear project" is a brilliant challenge by Bristol Designer Morwhenna Woolcock. The aim of the challenge is to abstain from buying new clothes for a year starting from the 1at November. Instead the aim is to recycle/upcycle, buy secondhand or vintage or customise and make your clothes from scratch!!! (with the exception of underwear & shoes).

I have decided to join this challenge for several reasons:

* To become more frugal
* To learn to be able to make my own simple garments. My Grandmother was a dressmaker for the Royal court, and I have always wanted to be able to make a dress like she did!! A challenge in itself as I have only been able to sew about a year lol!!
* To increase creativity, I love a good charity shop bargain anyway but I am hoping this challenge will inspire me to alter and adapt my purchases a bit more!!!

Well that's all for now, I will keep you updated on my progress throughout the challenge. Please check out for more information and inspiring ideas!!!

Happy crafting