This month I have been inspired by Frances Tobin from The Makers Atelier
I went along to an evening talk about how the Makers Atelier started out and had a chance to meet Frances the founder of Makers Atelier and see the samples from the book and pattern collection.
Frances started making her own clothes at the age of 8! Wow! And had various jobs for big designers in the fashion industry It was a really interesting to hear about her design career and transition to becoming an indie pattern designer.
The samples of the book and patterns were on rails to have a look at and it quickly dawned on me that the styles were really simple and therefore let all the fabric do the talking. It was a beautiful collection with very few prints which made me think more about making classic styles in solid colours which have texture and scream quality.
The Pattern pages is a free downloadable magazine for dressmakers and fashion lovers. It has lots of interesting content and a great variety of designers and new things to check out.
A few more Tilly and the Buttons Agnes tops and hacks to add to my collection for the #owop17 challenge.
This is a sewing challenge to wear the same pattern everyday for one week running from 25th November through to 1st December. Head over to my instagram to see how I got on.
Shopping! With all the very tempting Black Friday offers it would be rude not to support some small businesses and I also went along the knitting and stitching show and found some lovely new things.
I got my hands on the Papercut Otsu Jeans Pattern which I have had on the wish list.
Til the sun goes down very kindly offered up some free tickets so I went along on Sunday and purchased this beautiful satin fabric. The quality of her fabrics was AMAZING and they are original designs too.
The Little Tailoress Podcasts on YouTube
I can’t get the hang of knitting but when I watch Ami’s podcasts I really really wish I could – she makes it sound so easy and makes the most gorgeous things and the colours of her hand-dyed yarn are edible!
She is really inspiring to me and talks about all kinds of projects from knitting, sewing, and furniture painting. I also love the chat about tv, film and books – you definitely need to prepare your favourite drink, find a comfy spot and absorb the loveliness.
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