Hi, I'm Linda. I live in Sussex between the sea and the Downs and as I just love to sew, that is when I'm not mountain biking, cooking, working and enjoying a cheeky glass of wine.
I've been sewing for eons but seriously since 2012 and hardly ever buy any ready made/boutique clothes, but make everything myself. I've even managed to teach myself to draft my own patterns with (mostly) good results. Nowadays I mostly sew vintage styled clothing and have filled my wardrobe to brimming point with dresses, skirts and tops in the style of the 40s and 50s.
My first foray into the world of stitching began when I was placed on a YTS course (yes, how long ago is that!!) in the wardrobe department of a local theatre in my home town of Coventry. I was allowed to sift through the remnants after a production and choose a piece of fabric to make something. I still remember like yesterday the black gathered skirt made from a gossamer light fabric that was my first easy peasy piece and which I wore almost until it washed away.
Over the years have progressed to patterns and embellishments, adding in my own creativity along the way. I have, in the past, mostly used Burda and Patrones pattern magazines and now have rather a large stash! It can be interesting trying to figure out the pattern lines but experience has made it easier over the years.
I especially love to rummage in a fabric shop, especially a new found one that can be a veritable treasure trove of delights. I become a fabric magpie and gather up laces, taffetas, wools and jerseys, all of which will become a project once inspiration strikes;
I decided to start this blog to keep a diary of my makes and share my musings and a few tips and tutorials. I hope you'll find my little blog of interest if you enjoy sewing and I would welcome hearing from all you creative people in the online sewing community, or if you're not already a seamstress, maybe I can offer some inspiration to garner your ideas and find a hobby that's fun and useful too.
I'd love to hear from you so contact me at email@example.com