At the beginning of January, the local college posted a prospectus through the door, and I saw that the sewing classes were now being held at my local centre - just a 5 minute walk from my house = result! They were offering beginner, intermediate and advanced classes, so I enrolled on the intermediate class straight away, and started 3 weeks ago.....
Here I am on my way to class today! I'm wearing my Lady K Loves Jeans, and new spotty cardigan from the Forever 21 sale (£4.99) - Hooray that we have Forever 21 in the UK now!
And a close up of my college bag! Isn't it fab? It was a gift from my friend Jen. I love it, and it is perfect for the course. All the ladies in my class want one, ha ha! Unfortunately for them, it is from US fabric store Joann and you can't get them here!
And this is what the sewing room looks like at College - scary overlocker on left! We were shown how to thread it up on week one, but its rather complicated so need a few more goes on it first!
And so on to what I'm making....... I thought I would start with a simple modern pattern first, although my aim is eventually to be able to make things from vintage patterns for myself.
So, I'm making this dress which is from Prima Magazine, a few years ago that I had saved:
Its a 6 piece pattern so nothing too taxing for my first attempt!
Today, I cut out all my paper pattern pieces, and pinned and cut out my fabric.
And a close up of the fabric that I'm making it out of - cool Russian Doll print!
(And look at my cute panda tape measure! ♥)
All pieces are now cut and I will be tacking it together and trying it on for size this week.
I've already got a pattern, and fabric lined up for project number two by the way!
This is a vintage skirt pattern from 1959 that I got from Etsy for just $5:
Its an 'easy to make' 1 yard pattern, so hopefully this wont be too taxing either for my first vintage pattern attempt. And I have some AWESOME fabric for this one....
Fiesta de San Marcos by Alexander Henry
I'll keep you posted on my progress and will of course show you when I have successfully (hopefully!) completed them :)