If I haven't returned your call, or done the dishes, or taken care of routine personal hygiene, it's because I've been in front of my computer watching this show . . .
At first I was leery of "The Great British Sewing Bee" (TGBSB) because it's a 'reality show', but not to worry. While it IS a 'reality' show, it's polite, fun and informative--no fake drama. If you like to sew, these are your people! Click on the pic above for a youtube link, then come back and leave a comment. I'm dying to have a conversation about my new favorite show. : )
I discovered the TGBSB while searching youtube tutorials on how to sew an invisible zipper. After NOT being able to find a nice summer dress that actually fit me, I decided I'd break down and make one.
I don't think the judges on TGBSB would be particularly impressed with the above creation (and after watching s1e1 I now know how to do my darts better), but in my defence, it's been a loooooong time since I've made a garment. If it's been a while since you've made a garment too, I highly recommend the process. In fact, I had so much fun sewing this dress, I'm challenging myself to make as many of my clothes as possible this year.
I think trying something new is a good way to get 're-excited' about doing something old. After my big dress project, I felt a bit more creative when I set to work on some new quilty patterns. Here's a snap of a 'coming soon' pattern. I wonder how that pink floral would look in a skirt?