The first week of Me Made May is over, but never fear as a new video is now up, showing highlights of my wears and makes. Please check out it out below.
Stay tuned in for next week’s Me Made May, as I try to make a Jaeger/Chanel inspired skirt and a sleeveless sundress, or 2!
This is a short video guide of the 7 items I believe are essential for building a sewing kit.
If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel, you may have noticed a few new videos. Well, please stay tuned, as I upload more footage from the Great British Sewing Bee Live event, held at London’s ExCeL.
As a taster, here are 2 recently published videos.
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This is a short post about the items I purchased at the Great British Sewing Bee Live event at London’s ExCeL.
My first purchase was this amazing sequenced number – just over 1m for £10. I think I was influenced by the sparkly dresses showcased at the Vogue patterns fashion show, but hey, you can never have too many sequins, right?
I also purchased 2 lining fabrics, one to go with the sequins. Both for an amazing £2 per m.
Next came the this rather frivolous purchase, a vintage piece from the bargain bucket for £6. It’s about half a meter, so a little on the pricy side, but I’m thinking of making a head scarf or maybe a neck tie much like my Ghislaine Chelsea scarf a made a while back. If you have a better idea, please let me know 🙂
Now for the essentials, which I think were a real bargain – all this for just £2. A metal thimble, to help protect my little digits while I hand sew, and a selection needles for various sewing tasks. Each bundle costs 50p! Even my bank manager couldn’t argue with that.
My last purchase wasn’t much sewing related, but will prove to be a rather useful and stylish tool – a tweed hand bag and matching purse combo. The bag fits an A4 folder, has a number of roomy pockets, both external and internal. The purse has plenty of space for credit cards, notes and separate zipped compartment for coins. Total cost £30. The bag is sold online for £39 and the purse for £25. At the GBSB Live event, the purse was given free with purchase of the bag. They had a fairly wide selection, so if you’re in the market for a new bag or purse, you could do a lot worse than visit this stall.
Picture source: http://thegreatbritishsewingbeelive.com
I’ve just published a new video on my YouTube channel, featuring footage of my trip to the inaugural Great British Sewing Bee Live event, at ExCel London.
Please take a look and comment either on my YouTube channel or here at ChampagneTwist.com.
A review of the event is coming soon and a ‘What I brought at the show’ video will be posted shortly.
Last Saturday I hosted my very first Instagram Destash. Today, I’m pleased to announce that I’m hosting another Destash, this time on the Champagne Twist blog.
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Refashion Project – The Daisy Duchess Dress
A quick note about how I completed the Clothkits Big Birdie skirt –
I finished all the cut edges with an overlock stitch. This not completely necessary, but there is plenty of sewing thread provided should you wish to do the same.
Below is a short video featuring the skirt, enjoy!
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Today, I wore for the first time my new Big Birdie skirt, which I renamed the Birdie Skirt. Yes it is May, and corduroy season is well and truly over, but it has ben so cold recent. So instead of saving the skirt for Autumn, I gave it a test run. I must say I really like it, it very comfortable, and thanks to my bias binding hem, it’s not too short. I will be looking out for more designs from Clothkits.
Here’s a review of the skirt I made: review.
The video below is also an update on the lining I added to the kit –
Me Made Wear – The Birdie Skirt