So this year, in April, we are finally getting married! What a perfect excuse for a special occassion dressmaking challenge..
The thing is, I don't really like wedding dresses in the traditional sense but I would like to make and wear something special. Our celebration will be relatively low key but with most of our friends and family so it will be important to have a decent party dress!
The biggest challenge for me isn't how complicated the construction is, it's more about choosing a pattern shape that feels right and of course selecting great fabrics. I am thinking tea-dress length with a hint of 50s or 60s in style and in the fabric choice. My Pinterest research has lead me to the sort of images below. These will act as my inspiration! Watch this space.......
I've decided to teach myself the art of traditional embroidery- one new type of stitch everyday (where possible!)
Having made quite a few clothes for myself towards the end of last year I've decided to do some slow sewing and work small by perfecting my hand sewing skills.
I am using this book of embroidery by the Royal school of Needlework as my guide and am planning on working through it starting with 'outline stitches'.
I received this from the RSN after I put in a bid for my school to receive a class project resources pack and was lucky enough to be sent this, along with a wonderful selection of threads, fabrics, frames and more to use in my lessons.
So far on day 5 of 2019 I have tried: stem stitch, split stitch, coral stitch, chain stitch and couching.