But here’s my Archer, white linen………. before I became obsessed with sewing I was always on the lookout for the perfect white shirt, now I can make my own. I can make it fit exactly how I want. Continue reading
Lovely Simon indulged me and we visited a silk mill. It was in the very picturesque Whitchurch in Hampshire. Fascinating to see the hanks of silk, the water wheel powered bobbin winding, and the weaving.
I didn’t purchase any lengths, rather exy and not quite my style, though very beautiful and works of art in their own right.
Not much sewing to show in this post, this is something I made earlier (last year in fact). The colours go rather well with this lovely English country garden Continue reading
I love my white Grainline studio tank, made with a scrap of linen and eyelet.
So I’ve made one in navy 22 mm silk. French seams and a perfect rolled hem (if I do say so myself). So happy with this rolled hem, check it out. In a earlier post here I have a few tips for using your machines rolled hem foot. It’s such a luxurious silk, from Tessuti. I didn’t have quite enough material so had to piece two small sections at the front shoulders. I used French seams and hopefully it’s either not too noticeable or it looks like a design feature. Whoa these dark glossy fabrics are hard to photograph, I haven’t done them justice here. Does anyone have any tips?