Sunday 28 February 2010

Sew what if I'm fabricated!?

Outwardly I seem to be an upstanding member of society (bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha, indeed) but I hold a terrible secret. I'm addicted to fabric. More accurately, I'm addicted to dress making.
Since I started dress making I have paused only briefly to decide the next paper pattern, the next fabric pattern, load the sewing machine, iron a hem.
There are some amazingly beautiful fabrics in fabric shops and on Ebay, and for as little as £1.50 a metre.
Seriously, it's not as cheap as Primark but it's certainly cheaper than Top Shop and you can wear one of your own personal creations and people won't say 'Ah I have that dress' or indeed 'You got that in...*insert highstreet store here*'
Equally, if you've done it properly, it'll be a better quality and last longer than cheap and nasty stuff, and it will be 100% yours.
And when someone says 'Wow I love your dress' theres nothing more satisfying than saying 'Ah thanks, I made it myself!'
My next project is a 1950's style swing dress with a fantastic neckline...if only royal mail would deliver the pattern faster!
So if you have the means, give it a go, you wont regret it.


  1. I can't wait to see your latest creation! :)

    But I think I'll give the whole dress creation a miss, wouldn't matter how many I made, they'd all look pretty silly on me :P hehe

  2. Yee Chuan Mayhew8 March 2010 at 12:09

    Well sweetheart, when you come next you can come and drool and browse and probably nick my fabric from my store. I know only too well the lust for fabric, the patterns, the feel, the design, the textures, the drape, the ...... aaarghhh - give me my fix - I can't work without it....
    xxxx Yee Chuan

    ps shhh - I even have some original retro/vintage patterns (in your size)

  3. Lol Nene, indeed!
    :O Yee Chuan, that'd be amaaaaaaazing! Thank you! :D