Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

After the failure that was my Astoria top, I was eager to try my hand at sewing with knits again, simply to prove to myself that I could make something half-decent if I really tried. I wanted something relatively simple, with as few details that could go wrong as possible. Enter the Seamwork Mesa, with its simple silhouette and perfect blank canvas to show off some wacky prints.

I have to be honest and say that I thought this would be easier to sew than it was, and I was not anticipating the fit issues I ended up having with it. Nevertheless, I persevered and ended up with something I’ll be proud to wear in public, so that’s a major improvement from last time! It isn’t by any means perfect, and the seams look a little messy on the inside, but I am still so happy with it.


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Sewing Sunday: Massive Fabric Haul!

Sewing Sunday: Massive Fabric Haul!

This is my best friend Beth, who not only rocks adorable headbands, but also loves cheap fabric as much as I do. So when she invited me to a £1 per metre fabric sale at Stitched Up in Chorlton, I excitedly begged the boyf to take us. He agreed, and we came away with a carrier bag bursting full of bargain fabric. A successful Saturday was had by all!

It seems that this has been the week of cheap fabric. As well as the bargains at Stitched Up yesterday, Abakhan had a 20% off everything sale on Wednesday and Thursday. Of course I took full¬†advantage of these offers, and I can’t wait to show you what I snagged…

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