Sew inspirational….

There are lots of sewing blogs that I like to read, but one I often dip in and out of is by Cassie Stephens  – I just love the all the fun clothes that she makes and she is always a good source for classroom inspiration! I recently saw a fantastic pair of Christmas shoes that she had painted and these set me to thinking that it was about time I made myself a Christmas outfit. I haven’t made a dress for at least 3 years (before I got my new machine in fact), so this could all go horribly wrong! I found some suitable festive material on-line called ‘Nutcracker’ by Michael Miller and chose a pattern by simplicity called the ‘Amazing Fit’ dress. How could I possibly go wrong?


Well, not really sure this is the ideal material for the dress – but it is just a bit of fun. I thought I could outline the pockets, neckline and hem in white fluff – lights would also be fun – but could be a step too far for my skill level?

Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Still have my beetle to finish, not to mention my Jacobean Crewel work and I am going back to the RSN in three weeks time!



About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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4 Responses to Sew inspirational….

  1. Jen says:

    I love that dress pattern! Might see if I can find it when I’m in the UK this summer. Looking forward to seeing the finished dress. I’m sure your students will love it too 🙂 When I look at the material I can almost smell wafts of peppermint candy…

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