DP bought me a sewing machine for Christmas so I could make something to wear.Haven't been able to touch it yet as DS gives me no free time, but think I could manage it if I got organised with a pattern, which book have you got?
Is the book any good, what are the patterns for? I loved the programme the other night and was thinking about ordering the book. I was inspired by the programme and ordered two patterns, one for a shell top (which I'm imagining in pretty liberty prints) and one for a short skirt. I've had success making children's clothes but have never made anything for myself that I've actually worn!
Not heard of this programme but just a few pieces of advice for dressmaking:
Iron your seams after sewing. Learn how to sew french seams (even where not indicated in a pattern they will give you a beautiful, couture finish on unlined items) Do a basic pattern cutting course - you need never buy commercial patterns again.
I've never made an item of clothing before so can't really say whether the book is any good but it seems quite clear & concise. It has a couple of chapters on the basics, talks about different types of stitching/hems etc and as far as I can see the patterns seem to be good.
For a tenner it seemed a bargain for the patterns alone (although not entirely sure how much patterns are so that could be a load of rubbish lol )
I haven't watched it yet (it's available on YouTube but DH keeps interrupting me) but it sounds like a good idea. I'm trying to plan a realistic number of sewing projects so that I actually get some of them done in time. One idea is a broderie anglaise dress if the Gap one I would like doesn't fit.
Does anyone here ever get Stitch magazine, published by Interweave? It has a mixture of home, children's and adult sewing and some interesting articles.