The scatty sewer

A scatty sewers journey through the world of sewing

A new chapter

Hi

Well I’ve started a new chapter in my life, my masters is behind me (pending my final result) and my teacher training has begun. It’s all very exciting but now I have to stop dressing like a childcarer and dress like a teacher, what do teachers wear these days anyway? In my day it was corduroy jackets with leather patches on the elbows and frilly 80’s blouses and tweed skirts! 

I think the image of the teacher has improved since then somewhat and over to my pattern collection, which had to have a new home because it has become so vast! Don’t tell my husband 😮! 

So I thought Simplicity  1080 might be a good place to start.

 
I chose some Makower fabric Sakura blossom and for the pocket some Hubble and rose spotty blue. I’ve got to the stage of making up the sleeves and had to stop as the rugby was on, (sorry but England V Wales in the World Cup takes precedence) but when looking at it I’m not sure now 

 Maybe I just need to see it finished and on before deciding, sometimes I make things and immediately hate them and then after a few wears just love them and want to make more.

After this dress I plan to make a go to pattern cape 

 I have got some lovely black wool material I bought for £4 from a de-stash event and it’s not quite enough for a full blown coat, which is a shame because it’s beautiful stuff, so I thought a cape, it looks lovely. I shall post pics of the finished article later.

I’m going to face my fear and make a pair of well fitting trousers, I don’t know why I can’t make a good pair of trousers, I don’t know if you have that one item that you just can’t get right? But at the moment trousers are mine, but I will not be defeated I will win the war even though a few battles have been lost.

I shall be back in a few days with my cape make, finished dress and my new teacher style plans

Happy scatty sewing

The scatty sewer xx

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