Happy Friday everybody and you know what Friday means, it’s review day! Today we are talking about Pound Fabrics, a retailer absolutely renowned in their for their low prices and high fabric quality. I stumbled upon Pound Fabrics by accident on instagram and decided to explore their website, where I bought the beautiful red cottonContinue reading “Online Fabric Retailer Reviews: Pound Fabrics”
Last Thursday my beautiful shiny new sewing machine arrived and I had to confront reality. While I had been looking forward to the new garments I would explore with a more advanced machine, I did have a pang of nostalgia when I looked over at my little red sewing machine. Sat next to the almostContinue reading “Sewing Machine Review: John Lewis JL110SE”
Join me on So What If I Sew as I review my way through dressmaking fabric shops, trying to find the most affordable retailers with the best fabric choices for beginners. We are continuing this week with Rainbow Fabrics Kilburn!
Back in April 2019, after four years of living in the south, I found my self missing my sewing machine more than I can explain. With a stressful job and a long commute I felt I was lacking my own mental space. I needed a calming outlet for my stress and something constructive I couldContinue reading “Box Pleat Skirts – What I’ve Learnt In A Year”
Join me on So What If I Sew as I review my way through dressmaking fabric shops, starting this week with Fabrics Galore.
Hello lovely people, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far. Yesterday I hit 300 followers on my Instagram in just under four weeks! If you follow me on Instagram then, thank you! If you don’t then look me up @sowhatifisew . Anyway, on to this weekend’s challenge. As I had hit aContinue reading “Sewing Project: Shell Top / My First Forays Into Viscose”
After an incredibly nervous start and a desperate brainstorming session for a name, the So What If I Sew blog came into being on 28th June 2020. After one month of blogging and instagram-ing I can safely say that I’ve never made a better decision. I had no idea how big and friendly the sewingContinue reading “Why I’m Giving Up Fast Fashion”
Its finally finished! I am beyond proud of this dress, its the most complex thing I’ve ever made. It contains my first collar, my first buttonholes, my first self-adapted/self-drafted bodice pattern. I actually finished this dress exactly a week ago but I’ve held back on writing this post because I wanted to reflect on thisContinue reading “Sewing Project: Shirt Dress Pt. 3 – It’s finally done!”
Today’s project is a little different to my usual sewing projects and its actually my first ever home make! I have officially welcomed the envelope pillow into my repertoire. My partner’s mum bought us some towels and a beautiful throw so I wanted to make something nice for her and I decided on a throwContinue reading “Envelope Pillow: A How To Guide For My First Home Make”
Hello everyone! I know its been a few days since I last posted but I’ve been holding off on writing in the vain hope that my buttons would arrive and I could finish the dress completely. Sadly they are not here yet and I’m so happy about inserting my first ever collar! I don’t knowContinue reading “Sewing Project: Shirt Dress (Pt 2)”