Thursday, May 8, 2008

A time to sew

Overlocker - Janome 203 three spool

My pal, the lovely Lara over at Thornberry, is doing some guest blogging at Sew, Mama, Sew! this week. If you have ever wanted to know about dress making patterns and how they work, go over there right now! You won't be sorry. Lara has managed to completely demystify a very scary part of sewing for beginners. Hooray for Lara!

And I have been meaning to link to this for a while - Erin from A Dress A Day wrote a post sometime ago about learning to sew, but it's actually much more than that. It's a guide to getting yourself organised to sew a garment. It is basic. Really. But the way Erin explains it, it's like this giant bolt of lightening has just struck you and cleared all your senses. Getting all your notions and stuff together before you sew? Genius. Obvious, but genius (obviously I don't do this, or I wouldn't be raving so much).

Erin also wrote an excellent post on choosing a sewing machine. Go. Now. Have fun.


  1. I feel like you wrote this post for me, my friend. It's all exactly what i need!

  2. Thanks for the plug Michelle! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond - I've been too busy almost to breathe lately. I've got quite a buzz out of the SMS thing. By the way, I've noticed your brooch tutorial out there in blogland a lot lately - well done!


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