Monday, May 6, 2013

I Love the Brits!

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?

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