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a little something i made earlier

Monday, July 26th, 2010

GRACE SHERRIFF 1 a little something i made earlier

GRACE SHERRIFF a little something i made earlier

GRACE SHERRIFF 21 a little something i made earlier

I’ve been meaning to put these photos up for aaages of this little DIY I did a few weeks ago… I’ll be posting how to make this easy peasy lace crop top tomorrow!

bunting crazy

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Today I had a go at making my own bunting as part of the SOTR accessories range. I used a mix of various scrap fabrics, vintage buttons and cotton bias binding, and a few hours later, ta-da! my first bunting!

Copy of P1000626 copy bunting crazy

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pinning the template to various fabrics

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all pressed and ready to sew

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stitching the pieces in place

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a peak inside my sewing box

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a vintage button helps to hold the loop for hanging

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topstitching and fraying


Friday, April 30th, 2010

For those of you who receive my email newsletter, you will know I have been thinking about starting up a small bag business… After my afternoon at the MFN vintage threads workshop where I made a textile bag, I started to think about how I could perhaps make a little extra money selling them. After approaching numerous local independant shops I have finally had a positive response and am in the process of making a few prototypes for them this week. Fingers crossed it all goes to plan! I have 5 days off from my design work placement so will be frantically sewing and crafting to get everything finished to send off to the shop! I am really looking forward to branding the products with labels and swing tickets … as a consumer I love these little details. At the moment I am going to use the style on the run name and label the products with SOTR accessories.

Here are a few photographs of the early stages of a make up bag…






making a little lace top …

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

I’m loving the lace trend at the moment, but not loving some of the over pricing of them! I am in the process of making my own crop style top with a crochet look trim for just £2.00! The lace and trim are from Abakhans in Manchester – in my favourite sale section! I have just got to finish the arm holes and neck and then it will be finished and ready to wear … I’ll post some photos later but for now here are some photos along the way.

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really easy pattern pieces and layplan

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spot and cross

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attaching the trim

If you like this simple and easy top, I’ll also be posting the instructions later this week!

Floral Fabric

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I hope everyone has had a great weekend?! It was pretty miserable in Manchester yesterday but today was lovely and sunny so I spent the afternoon exploring the city and drinking lattes in Starbucks :) . I found some cheapy cheap fabric yesterday including this floral jaquard (just 2.99/mtr!!) which I am hoping to make a jacket with for the summer. Gremly Girl sell lots of vintage sewing patterns which I will be looking through later for some inspiration.

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floral fabric

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close up

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Manchester - 21/03/10

all you need is love?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I love nothing more than when a Beatles’ song becomes appropriate for a little blog post! Just something I did with some scrap calico, a piece of jaquard and a free hand machine embroidery needle…

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