I was recently looking for an example of the scalloped edge finish that was delivered by a certain pair of scissors and realised the photo I was thinking of wasn’t on here. So this isme filling in the gap from last year.
In order to avoid hemming the robings on my sackback I planned to pink then. A woman I was working for at the time lent me a pair of hers…only these were scallops!! Very…
It’s FINISHED! (ish)
This project has gone super quick and I love the fit of this dress so as soon as I have an evenign free I’m going to be whipping up a couple more I reckon. I’d like to try one with a waistband like the original image I saw had and maybe experiment with various strap widths.
So this is where it all began, I saw this design and thought ” I can do that!”
The edges of the bodice are all done very…
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I should finish the dress tomorrow. I had a bit of a post-Great british sewing bee sewing energy today and just got all the main stitching done. In the end the bodice pattern wasn’t too bad at all. The waist was about 1.5″ too small so added 1/2″ at each side of the piece, so 2″ extra inches in total. I don’t want it too tight.
So in order:
Tacked in darts
HAPPY TUMBLR BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!
Today I was informed that I started my blog 3 years ago today. It’s been lovely to have a way of sharing my work with people who are interested, and I hope to keep this going as long as I can. At least until my patchwork is a decent size.
This photo was taken via Skype when I was showing my mum my patches. I found it today and it made me laugh.
Happy Birthday. Happy sewing.
Q:hey there I was scrolling through the costume interpretation tag and seen that you went to wimbledon, i've applied there and have my interview on wednesday, all the emails have been pretty vague and im really nervous i was wondering if you could shed some light on the interview process/portfolio stuff for me? thank you!
Yes so I graduated last year and my year group was the last year group to be specialised from the very beginning, so I probably have had a slightly different experience but I can tell you what I know!
So in terms of portfolio it’s good to have a range of drawing and practical work. Even if you know you don’t want to design, it’s good to show some drawings, as you’ll do technical drawings and pattern drafting on the course which need a good eye for line. Decorative sewing samples or clothes you’ve made. If you don’t have any “costumes” as such, perhaps you’ve made clothes for yourself? I took in some workbooks I think from my foundation course. And then an A2 portfolio which was mainly design and drawing work from my foundation course. I did costume on my foundation so I just took what I’d done during that year and some bits from college.
The main thing is just take things that you like and what shows off your range of skill, don’t worry about everything have to be exactly costume related, things that show three-dimentional understanding or interesting use of patterns and colours are good.
When I had my interview I was with one of the tutors, they took me into the room and I laid out my portfolio. They asked me questioned like strengths and weaknesses, why costume, they might ask why you want to be a maker not a designer, projects you’d like to work on, shows that you’ve seen, past experiences etc. Then they looked at my work while I was outside and then I think I spoke about one of the pieces.
Hope that helps, don’t be nervous they’re all very nice!! Good luck!