Hi, I’m Jenny and this is my dressmaking blog. I’ve recently started sewing again and I wanted somewhere to share what I’ve been up to and hopefully make some friends in the process.
My mission is to make clothes I will wear over and over again, I am terrible at buying clothes online which don’t fit me properly, are made out of fabric I don’t like, or just don’t fit into my wardrobe. By making my own clothes I can make sure they fit properly, choose everything about the piece so I’ll wear it over and over again and have a wardrobe that I have fully curated.
I’ve been sewing on and off for most of my life, whether it was going to a Young Embroiderers group as a precocious schoolchild, or making my own, semi-successful, prom dress as a distraction from revising for my A-levels. That doesn’t mean I’m good though, I still consider myself a beginner and I have a lot of techniques I need to learn.
I’ve thought about making my own clothes for a long time, but it’s only recently, with all the great indie patterns available, that I’ve found the motivation to really give it a go. I hope you will join me in my successes and mistakes as I learn new things, make stuff and have fun!