My level 2 Sew Club students have produced some impressive work over the past few months. I feeling very proud to be their teacher!
Sian’s beautiful bear was made out of her daughters old baby grows. It was finished just in time for her daughters 1st birthday. It was a challenging project but definitely worth the effort. We’ve all loved watching it come together at Sew Club!
Above Left – Bindi did a fantastic job at copying a favourite pair of trousers. She made her own pattern, and perfected the technique of shirring with elastic on the bobbin. I love the fabric she choose which was thin but weighty so it hung down rather than puffed out! It’s so important to choose the right fabric when you’re copying a garment. It must feel and drape the same way as the original or else however perfect your pattern is, your copied pair won’t look the same.
Above Right – Maxine is making a fashionable shift dress in a gorgeous Liberty print. Liberty print is a beautiful quality fabric… it’s light and floaty but not see through! It is a bit pricey, especially if you need a lot but I think it’s definitely worth the cost for a special occasion.
Above Left – Kate has made a sweet summer dress for her daughter based on an old favourite. You don’t need much fabric for this style of dress so it’s a great way to use up any odd lengths that are too small to do much with.
Above Right – Sarah wanted to make a pair of pyjama bottoms similar to some Boden ones she had worn to threads! She found a really lovely cotton print from John Lewis and a simple pattern with clear instructions. In Sew Club we have found some pattern instructions to be too wordy and confusing so if you’re relatively new to dress making it’s worth looking around for one with less information rather than too much!