Thursday, January 1, 2015

RE'SEW'LUTIONS


Phew I made it through 2014, what a year! A beautiful baby daughter, moving from London to live by the sea in Hove, I even managed to  sew a few bits and pieces along the way. I'm especially proud of making 3 pairs of clovers with a 12 week old baby in the house for OWOP. My kimono top got loads of wear and made me feel extra glam (I'm also pinning for the lovely French plait in the pictures as I have since cut all my hair off) I jumped into a new venture and made myself a leather handbag, ohhh that sounds so much more difficult than it was. I was truly touched by the number of lovely comments and emails I got from customers and followers when I announced my baby bump with a Megan Neilsen Rie dress. But my hands up favourite has to be the Orla blouse I made for my Mum, she has had so many complements when wearing it and looks really lovely in it!

So after all that what about 2015??? Well this month we are moving Fabric Godmother (again) to even bigger premises this will be the 5th move in 3 years!!! I have 2 new people working with me... my 6 month old daughter now comes into work with me and the Fabric Godfather has started to work for Fabric Godmother, it is really exciting to have my family working with me and means we both get to spend more time together and with our baby. Fabric Godmother will continue to grow in 2015 with new fabrics and patterns launching soon. (do let me know if there is anything you want to see on the website as I am always looking for new ideas) Finally I am working on a new website that will sell curtain and interior fabric so watch this space as there will be more news about this in the coming months.

My re'sew'lutions for 2015 are:
1. Finish some of the mountain of OOD (out of date) projects in my sewing room (including shirt for Fabric Godfather - 10 months OOD, Chanel style jacket - 24 months OOD!!!, dress for daughter -1 month OOD, sequin belcarra - 1 month OOD, scuba hawthorn - 6 weeks OOD) The last 2 were supposed to be my NYE outfit, so I guess I will just have to find somewhere else fancy to wear them now.
2. Sew more baby clothes, they are really cute, super fast and easy and so much nicer than shop bought. Especially bibs as my daughter is a dribbler (though SO,ZO... makes such beautiful bibs I have bought some and she kindly gave me one for my daughter, they really are THE BEST - so thanks Zo!!)
3. Learn some new techniques, I would love to attend a pattern cutting course and learn a bit more about my overlocker...anybody who fancies giving me some lessons would be sent right to the top of the Christmas card list for 2015 and I could give them some freebie fabric in return!!

What were your sewing highlights of 2015 and what are your re'sew'lutions for 2015?

Happy sewing xxx

P.S. I love the cross stitch pattern I found on Etsy maybe I should add making this to my Re'sew'lutions for 2015 as well!

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