Craft Fail – bias cut skirt

Replacing sneak peak this week is a hopefully infrequent feature on my craft fails. This week I have failed to make a bias cut skirt; I’ve had a red tartan bias cut skirt in my mind for a long time and there’s a bias cut skirt pattern in Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu…

Choir robes

S had her dance show this weekend, it was amazing as always, her dance school does them approximately every two years (sometimes it’s a longer gap) and she’s been doing them since she was 4 (where she was the cutest but most serious hopping bunny ever). As well as being totally awed by the cuteness…

Sneak peak – I managed to snap a needle

I actually finished the choir robes this week and will blog about them properly when I can capture S for a photo. This week I had to, amongst other things, sew 12 lots of velcro onto the robes, fit the robes onto the dance students and hem the bottoms. The velcro was sewn on by…

Sneak peak – still drowning in turquoise fabric

I’ve pretty much been exclusively still working on those choir robes this week, I have a schedule and I’m currently about a day and three quarters behind. I’m working in bulk, so all the sleeves get sewn together, all the back pieces get sewn together etc. and as more and more pieces join together to…

Tailor’s Ham

With all the choir robes I’m making at the moment, I ideally needed a tailor’s ham to make the yokes of the robes look half way presentable and although not hideously expensive in the shops, they are a lot to cheaper to make yourself, so I did! (For those that have no idea what a…

Sneak peak – drowning in turquoise fabric

Not a shop thing this week. This week, I’ve been drowning in turquoise fabric, making twelve choir robes for a dance show. I’ve already made choir robe number one, a prototype (that is luckily okay, I didn’t want to have to make a thirteenth!), that was heavily adapted from a Butterick pattern (to make it okay…