Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sewing Round-Up

Happy New Year!

I wanted to share two new things that I've sewed in the past few weeks on my new sewing machine.

First up is the Anna Dress pattern from By Hand London. I've seen a few lovely ones of these made up, and wanted to try one in chambray. It's not very seasonal, but it fit pretty well straight away. My fitting knowledge is currently fairly non-existent, and it is the big sewing thing I want to work on this year. But in the meantime it's good to have things that don't need adjusting.

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22" invisible zip down the back, worked a treat

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Nice flared skirt

Next project was the Hudson Pant by True Bias patterns. I'm SO INTO THIS ONE! Really comfy, really easy to put together (and ahem no seam finishing because I'm imagining this jersey won't fray??!) Lovely spotty ponte roma fabric from Fabric Godmother

I want to make more of these for sure.

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Dancin' pants

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Radical spot close up

I am starting to realise that I need to sew things I actually want to wear often, and I'm trying to work out how to do this. I'm still far far away from being able to look at most of the pattern photos and imagine what I could make from them that would suit me. Which is why the wealth of wonderful sewing blogs out there is SO great. I think I want to work a 40s-comedy clown-rock-Molly Ringwald-Jersey wives-wearing lots of "T"s for Tor Look. So that's my sewing plan for 2015!


  1. Wow! These both look fab Tor. Did you find them easy to follow? I'm buying a sewing machine next weekend. The sewing machine shop owner says Janome's the best. Ella tells me you bought one. Which model did you buy?
    Emma x

  2. Thanks Emma! Yes they were easy to follow - don't think I had any problems with either. Hooray for new sewing machines! I got this one:

    from John Lewis as it was on offer, and the woman I spoke to there convinced me it was a good deal - and I feel really happy with it so far. It makes a big difference after my old one. Which ones were you thinking of? xx