Did anyone else have to wear blue gingham dresses for their summer school uniform? Well, we did. It could be any shade of blue but my mum always made our dresses out of dark blue gingham and, of course, I wanted the shop bought light blue one that my friends had! Well…I don’t think I’ve worn gingham since I left primary school but kind of … Continue reading Back to School!!
I’d forgotten how quickly a child’s garment can be constructed. Admittedly, I chose the pattern partly because it was described as simple but even so, the process has been quite quick for the tortoise of a seamstress; I could never go on the Great British Sewing Bee because I would struggle with the time constraints! The pattern I used was See & Sew 3889 and … Continue reading Simple Summer Clothes for Children
I’ve been wanting to get back into dressmaking again for a while. My husband joined forces with my family on my last birthday and bought me a dressmaker’s mannequin. Whilst I completed my nursing training and embarked upon my first nursing job, it sat unused. I’d walk past the spare room and plan what I was going to make but never quite find the time! … Continue reading Getting Ready for Summer #MeMadeMay