Love to get some feedback.

I love fabrics and clothes but really not the catwalk glamour kind.What I love are homemade style and unusual designers who make ageless and comfortable clothes for all types of women. I love antique lace and pretty things like ribbons and other embelishments. Ethnic clothes and all kinds of embroidery interest me and I love to look at piantings for inspiration too.All dress is fancy dress if you like as we are born nude Ha ! Ha!
So please if you have any comments ,ideas or favourites let me know,hope you enjoy Sweet Disorder!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Spending Time in the Sewing Room

Spending time in the Sewing  Room
My old  friend Sally who is a an accomplished performance poet from London came to stay so sewing had to play second fiddle for a week as Sal was sleeping in my sewing room .Sally and I enjoy nothing better than trawling the charity shops for bargains,I look for clothes,fabrics and anything with old lace and Sally loves outrageous necklaces and beads. She also loves loose tops and warm woolly things! During her visit my sister in law Deborah and my brother Andrew were having a break in Penzance so Deborah joined us for a day of ferreting about. Deborah loves china and found a gorgeous plate in her colours, green and yellow in a  floral design. All this was huge fun rounded off with afternoon tea in Uneeka a really lovely shop in Truro which has a quirky cafe as well.

Anyway good things come to an end and I now have time and space to get some sewing done. I thought I would have a go at "upcycling" a top I bought for £1.99 in one of the charity shops.
This is my favourite room in the house,girly to the point of twee maybe but it is a soft haven and its all mine!I can leave my sewing out and some how that makes all the difference not having to put it all away to make room for other things.

The top of this dress is the recycled blouse,I liked the red embroidery and wanted to use it somehow but the bottom of the blouse was rather worn. I happened to have a piece of red fabric that seemed to be perfect match.
I cut off the worn parts of the blouse and added the skirt I had put together.

In my basket of antique lace I found this piece of beige crochet lace that fitted into the  background colour scheme of the top. I used the embroidery stitches on my sewing machine to embellish the cuff.

I am pleased with the result and am now attaching two frilled cuffs to finish the dress.
I have tried the unfinished dress on and it looks fine,it is really Christmassy and I think I will wear it with a long petticoat and boots on Christmas day.
Now I have to find the fabric and match the lace for the petticoat!
There is a real satifaction in recycling and I think this will be the first of a lot more garments.

Bye now,happy sewing!

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