The Sewing Bee is back!
I love Sewing bee - I find it so motivating, and generally find myself somewhere in the middle (that isn't blowing my own trumpet, it's just not putting myself down). In some aspects, I think I am quite proficient and in others I think I will probably never get to!
Anyhow, it has prompted me to dig out my sewing projects. Namely, the Olive pinafore from Tilly and the Buttons. I have had this cut out and interfaced for months, so it was overdue some attention.
My love of Sewing started when I joined in the Andi Satterlund outfit-a-long. As a result I bought a cheap Sewing machine from Hobbycraft, which has served me very well for years. But over the years I have fallen out of love with sewing with the machine.
During our first lockdown, I discovered Bernadette Banner and watched a few of her videos on hand sewing. Now, I was fairly certain, I hated hand Sewing but I think the years of knitting has reset my need for all things immediate! I started hand sewing and loved it - my first piece was a pair of knickers. They took me a while but I really enjoyed the process.
Since then I have completed several pieces by hand, it does take longer, but I like the control that it gives.
So today I have sewn the darts, the side seams (French seams as I don't have an overlooked and the fabric is a bit frayed). I am hoping to sew the facing later and then finish things like the hems on the machine over the weekend. Here's hoping I have new dress to go back to work with. 🤞