The Great British Sewing Bee Season 3 Episode 2

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Hurrrahhhh it was kids week !!! Right up my street since most of what I sew is aimed at kids. Some terrific patterns & awesome fabrics again.


I actually own that waistcoat pattern and used it to make the waistcoat I knocked up last year for my son to wear to a Tudor dress up day at school. It’s Simplicity pattern 1745.  I didn’t add the welt pockets and plan to have another go at it so I can do the pockets.

make-me1There are some free pattern’s out there. I had this one pinned to my sewing kids clothes pinterest board 🙂 It’s from Barmy Beetroot. 


We loved all the upcycling project’s though no one did what I would have done which is probably just as well ssshhhh will keep mum on that one as might use it myself.

Oh the animals & things were fab. Sorry to see someone else have to leave but I did guess who it would be. The elephant was a worthy winner 🙂

Denim Tunic

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I have wanted to use this pattern for ages and eventually having a splurge on dressmaking I decided to take part in National Sewing week and use some denim chambray to make a very unfussy version.

It is New Look 6111 . It’s a baby pattern so comes in sizes NB for newborn up to L which is about age 2 size. I am not really a lover of too much applique or fuss so just went for plain. The hardest part was pinning the neck piece onto the front as there are these tricky corners and I had to start the whole process twice. Eventually though I succeeded and used a lovely bright purple bias strip for my edging.

It looked lovely finished and was worn this morning at playgroup x