On Sunday I spent the day with my mum at the Mostyn store of Abakhan. I went with a specific list of what I needed, as previous visits have resulted in impulse buying and mounds of fabric not being used. My main inspiration for the trip was the Great British Sewing Bee book. I bought the book after seeing the first episode and after a quick flick through, I couldn’t wait to start trying the projects!
All the patterns are included in the book, however they need to be enlarged to get them the right size. I was delighted to find though that some of the patterns are available online, easily printable and ready to use. So I have decided to start off making a pencil skirt, tea dress, tunic (the full sized pattern for this is included in the book) and a basic dress. With this in mind, I bought the appropriate fabric, zips and buttons from Abakhan.
I love the tape measure fabric, which I hope I will turn into a beautiful, quirky skirt!
I’ll let you know how I get on with following the patterns in the book and show you my finished clothes!