Friday, April 25, 2014

Pattern Anthology video

I first heard about Pattern Anthology when Julia Bobbin posted her fabulous Parisian Tops from the Just Add Jeans collection. I was instantly in love with the beautiful patterns and versatility of the tops in the collection. I could see them being made up as casual or dressy tops, depending on the fabrics used and the bottoms that they were coordinated with (e.g. jeans, dress pants, suit pants, skirts).

So I quickly snapped up a copy of the entire Just Add Jeans collection and they are sitting waiting patiently for me to get started on them!

In the meantime, I also found this fantastic video about Pattern Anthology. I just want to meet and hangout with these amazing women!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Great British Sewing Bee - Series Two

Have you been watching the Great British Sewing Bee? If not, get to it - I'll wait!

Seriously, the show is fantastic! I fell in love with the show in Series One and was so excited when they not only came back for Series Two but they DOUBLED the number of episodes. That's right, twice the sewing awesomeness! (oh and there is a Series Three planned too - woo hoo!!)

I love that the contestants are competitive but also seem to develop genuine friendships - the sewing room seems like it would be an amazing space to sew in (not to mention the haberdashery!). In addition, Claudia does a great job hosting the show and Patrick and May always have good feedback for the sewers garments. I'm sure I'm not the only person to critique my sewing and think, "I wonder what May and Patrick would say about this?" Well, maybe it is just me ...

So, I would suggest that if you haven't already, make yourself a cuppa and settle in to watch the show. You would regret it!

Also, the finale was this week, so Googling "Great British Sewing Bee" is likely to produce hits that tell you who won. So if you want it to be a surprise, don't Google it and go straight to the BBC site!