Friday, October 18, 2013

My Getaway Saltspring

OK, I know it's really cold here now but I just couldn't wait to post these pictures of my Saltspring dress from the wonderful Sewaholic.

I was lucky enough to have a quick break in the Greek Islands recently. While we were there we jumped on a motor bike and visited an idyllic hotel that was perfect backdrop for photographing my Saltspring dress.

I used Pansi a bright floral cotton lawn and I love it! I am quite tall so added a couple of centimeters to the length of the bodice and the skirt. The pattern has a clever lining that means that the top billows out over the elasticated waist perfectly. (The elasticated waist also helps with Holiday tum!)

The length of this dress makes you feel very glamorous and movie star-ish.  I was sad to have to take it off to get back on the motorbike at the end of the trip. So if you have a winter sun getaway planned why not add this to your packing list?

You can buy the pattern here and the fabric here.

Happy sewing xxx

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Leather Satchel Kits

That time of year that we don't like to mention yet is creeping up on us. (Or in the case of my local Co-op it started back in August!!Whaaat!!??? the kids were still on summer holidays we haven't even had Halloween or bonfire night yet and the trees were positively glowing green)
But now with the leaves falling, a slight chill in the air and the nights drawing in we cannot deny it much longer.

Each year I make a promise to myself, as I barge through the Oxford Street crowd trying to find the perfect gift, that next year I will start my Christmas shopping early. So when the clocks change I will have a couple of handmade gifts under my belt, a few more on order and an idea of what the grandparents will be getting.

So if you to have made yourself this promise why not start the list with one of these fabulous real Leather satchel kits?

Available in large or small in a number of colours they are pre cut and punched so no cutting required and they are super easy to make. They would make the perfect gift either for somebody to make themselves or if you are feeling generous you could do it for them

See all of the kits available here

Happy sewing xxx