Sunday, 25 May 2008

Here comes the revolution

I'm terribly excited. For years, I have been struggling to make clothes by hand, armed with nothing more than a needle, thread, box of pins and a mirror. It's very frustrating, having to pin garments to one's own body [not quite literally, you understand] to see if they fit yet. Things that ought to take an evening take weeks.

Tomorrow, I am getting one of these:



Once it arrives, I will get a new pedal for my never-used sewing machine, an instruction book so I can work out how to thread the infernal thing, and the revolution will begin.

5 comments:

Inspire Me Today.... said...

fabulous. i plan on getting one, too for my new place :)

Make Do & Mend said...

They are wonferful and great to dress up in outfits too!

Charponnaise said...

I can't blimmin' wait. It's being delivered this week.

thesearchforchic said...

Ohhhh.. how wonderful! I always wanted to make my own clothes... as I always have to get things tailored.. but I can't even cut straight.

Charponnaise said...

I'd love to get things tailored but can't afford such things. Had something altered for me once, but could have done with going back and getting it altered again.. and again... easier if I have a me-shaped mannequin and can just pin and tuck and sew as I need to!

That said, would you recommend a good tailor? Someone in London that doesn't charge the earth..