Saturday, 16 July 2011

sew sew

I haven't stopped this week at work. I have two new members of staff , and they are brilliant, really helping me catch up on work that was missed when i had no staff (long story that i won't bore you with). They have worked so hard making resources for our students which has been great and keeping me on my toes. We have been able to do lots of one to one sessions with the students, working on their behaviour and communication skills.

As you know i had a fab fabric delivery, which also made a little (joyful) work for me. Remember I said i had made a skirt the other day, i actually remembered to take a picture of it as i was wearing today.

I had been scrunched up over my sewing machine before the picture - i should have given it a quick iron before the picture, so not at it's best. I do like the top bit shape.

 I had three sewing requests this week. Two tops and one dress. I did one top on friday night. Today i worked on the dress. I have actually finished it now. One top to make tomorrow.
 As part of my fabric order i got this cross stitch pack (plus overs not yet put on sale)which i am hoping to start this week and maybe relax over during the summer. Out of everyone i have shown, no one likes  it! I do!
 All the threads, so similiar in colour, maybe i should just read a book? Especially if i then put it up and everyone says errgh!
Tomorrow i am of to Spitalfields market with my lovely lovely daughter. She is going to be sixteen on wednesday so new clothes are the order of the day. xx


  1. You are a real wizz at the clothes making!! The skirt looks fab.

    Oh my, the cross-stitch looks complicated - good luck with that!!

    Have a fun day tomorrow; happy early birthday Isabel x

  2. I wish I was a bit more handy with sewing, I admire anyone who can make clothes. I can make egg cosies and pin cushions and that's about it! My worst disaster was when I tried to make a make up bag with a lining, I think at the end I must have used up about 4 fat quarters and about as much lining, I just couldn't get my head around all the layers (lining, padding etc), as you can imagine I gave up even though I was trying to follow a pattern! This may explain why I paint a lot! Have fun at the market, much money will be spent! xx

  3. Just had a look at your beautiful fabric from your last post, love the patterns on some of them, can't wait to see your favourites! Your skirt is fantastic, and looks really professional. Have a good birthday day at the Market.

  4. Pretty skirt :) Good to hear you have some good staff too - not a job for one teacher! ::)

  5. The skirt looks beautiful, very well made and isn't it nice to know it's totally unique.

  6. I actually love your cross stitch kit! It gave me a sense of peace just looking at it :o)
    I can see why you picked it.

    Goodness, you have been busy. I do love your clothes making, You are such an inspiration Verity!

    Happy Sweet Sixteen Birthday to your daughter!
    My eldest daughter is 16 in August. Doesn't time just fly?

    Have a great week and lovely Birthday celebrations.
    Take care,
    Donna xx

  7. I think you should just do the cross stitch, it doesn't matter if you are the only one who likes it. I'm on the fence. I'm not sure if I like it or not. I think I do like it, I certainly would enjoy doing it and I think that's the important thing here. If you enjoy every stitch then it's a thing of beauty...actually I've just scrolled back up and I have decided I would love it in a really ornate gilt (sp) frame like you'd see in a country house. Yes lovely. Do it!! Then show us your triumph!!