Welcome and Excitement

Hi, nice to meet you and welcome to my blog. I started it to document my sewing journey and my progress in making the occasional Who inspired outfits, but don’t worry it won’t all be about Doctor Who.

I watched the first series of the Great British Sewing Bee, which was fun and then I got the chance to go to a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration and wanted something fab to wear. I enjoy fancy dress and after much searching for inspiration online I found somevelvetmornings‘ amazing Dalek Dress complete with helmet and I knew I had to have it. My incredible boss, at the time, helped me to make it thank goodness, because it was  way beyond my skills and after that I was hooked and knew I had to get behind this sewing train.

So, now here I am. I got my first sewing machine in February 2014 and I have been making things, slowly and wonkily, but surely. I have been busy bookmarking patterns that I would like to make over the summer. I think I am going to take part in Charlotte’s SewBrum Meet-Up (Update – I did go and it was excellent! I met some lovely new sewing friends and found lots of inspiration for my sewing) and Handmade Jane’s One Week One Pattern Challenge (Update – this is still on my ‘to do’ list, I am narrowing down my TNT pattern for this challenge).

I recently went to the Sewing Weekender in Cambridge, my second Sewbrum got me to sign up to Instagram, my first Sewing Weekender got me to have a go at the Christmas #lindenswap and this year the Sewing Weekender has pushed me to finally publish my blog, which I started in March 2014!

I look forward to sharing my makes and sewing (and probably unpicking) adventures with you.

Wish me luck!