sew, sew, sew.
Chase me Charlie originally started back in 2009 as a way for me to keep track of new recipes I’d been trying & knitting patterns I’d been using. Ever since I was a teenager I’ve kept a journal in some form, so the move from paper & sketchbooks to the internet was probably inevitable. However, I am inherently bad at making the time to write about & remember what I’ve been doing, so entries between 2011 & today have been pretty sparse. Oops.
Anyhow, my mum recently got a new sewing machine & I inherited her old one. I have a bit of a thing about not owning anything that I’m not going to get a good amount of use out of, so I’m attempting to learn to sew things that don’t just require a straight line. (My previous sewing experience is a collection of somewhat wonky cushion covers.)
I bought a copy of a magazine called Sew that currently has a free dress pattern with it. Making my own clothes is something that I always though sounded fun, but that I’d never have the skills to do.. Yet, here I am. Wish me luck.
Picture above is the aforementioned dress pattern, some burgundy fabric that I found in a charity shop for £4 – so if it does go tits up I haven’t lost anything – diet coke & an audio book of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Vintage crime fiction is the best. If you ever come to visit I’ll probably have an audio book of some kind on the go; it’s the closest you can get to reading & knitting at the same time.
So, here goes..