Wednesday 29 October 2014

Magazines for sale

I'm clearing out some of my older OTTOBRE design sewing magazines. They have been used only a few times and are in good condition with only very little wear to the covers. The available issues are  5/2008,  2/2010 and 2/2011, they are £4 each plus £2 postage.THE KIDS ISSUES ARE SOLD NOW!
I'm happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases, just send me an email with you choice. To have a look though the magazines click here.

Sunday 26 October 2014

New dates

The new workshop programme is online: in addition to the popular shopping bag class I now also offer a workshop for this adorable reversible tote bag with a soft tie fastening which is easy to make and therefor suitable for those with only little sewing experience.
For more information please check out the link.

Sunday 19 October 2014

New dress

When this stunning Hilco jersey arrived a few weeks ago I knew straight away what to do with it. It is againg the Ottobre twist knot pattern but this time as a dress (you might remember I made it one few months ago in tunic length). Not that I wear dresses very often but it can't harm to have one ready when needed, can it?

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Meet Mr Smith

I like to show my readers what students do in my workshops or 1-2-1 lessons so I thought it was time you met Mr Smith. Just over a year ago I received a phone call from a gentleman and was asked if I could show him how to hem trousers. He had bought himself a sewing machine as he was fed up with taking his trousers to the alterations shop everytime he had a pair that needed shortened.
Little did I know that he would become my most regular student! Since then he has made himself a pair of trousers, cushions, a long sleeved shirt and various other things and the photo shows you his latest and biggest project so far, a jacket. He has put a lot of his own ideas into it and I must say I'm very impressed and a little proud of what he has achieved!

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