A very quick one just now… I’ve just spotted By Gum, By Golly and Lucky Lucille’s Fall for Cotton, which is a sewalong right up my alley. Using cotton, you sew up the pattern of your choice – whether it’s original vintage, vintage style, vintage inspired… Mmm. I’ve got some Mandors vouchers so I can pop in there and cotton myself up. If you want the info, it’s here:
I’ve done a couple of things sewing wise this week, after a little while out of it. I’m thinking a nice new collaborative thing will help me kick things off nicely. Also, I’ve got a pattern which has really frustrated me in its first iteration (I was trying to make a wearable muslin, but I’ve just ended up with a bit of a riot. The skirt of the dress is amazing, but the top is amazing in a very bad way). So maybe this is a chance to make another stab at that.
I’m also setting myself a couple of ideas about what to do on here. Being busy in work, I spend my days writing, editing, uploading and styling content; which makes it feel like more of a challenge to do the same at home. Blogging is always a strange balance when you work as a writer anyway, and while I’ve been reading away, I’ve not always felt like typing too. So I want to make it a little more fun for myself, and a bit more visual. That’s the plan anyway.
I’ve been doing not too much sewing, but did have a chance to float about Paris for a wee bit this summer, which was amazing and did give me a fair bit of inspiration. As a former Art History student, you can imagine my joy at the museums. Here’s a couple of little videos from two of my favourite parts, the Musee Rodin and the Stade de France.