Wednesday, 31 July 2013

No Sewing... Let me introduce Pixel!

Let me introduce our new family member. Pixel the Pug! This little guy is the reason we have been unable to get anything done recently.  We've pretty much been staring and playing with him since he arrived. 
 He really wasn't helping with the dusting here. He is pretty awesome and at eight weeks old has a lot to learn. I've not introduced him to sewing yet as he eats and chews everything in sight. He's doing a lot of Playing, Eating and Sleeping at the moment.
I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of his shenanigans on the blog soon!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Beebee's Sewing School... Im now a Teacher!

You have no idea how weird that feels to say!
My sewing teaching has been growing slowly since I first announced it. I have some weekly students which is awesome! I had no idea work could be this fun and this is partly why i've not been blogging as often.
Piemaker is currently sorting me out with some kind of official website which will link to this little ol blog and then I can tell the world all the brilliant classes I have going on. So this is what I've been focusing on...

  • Weekend Classes with up to three students: These include making the Colette Hazel Dress in a Weekend, with your friends and a new Pj Bottoms class I'm working on right now. Cost for this is £140 per person for the weekend and that includes the pattern!
  • One to one teaching: Teaching a lovely student pretty much anything they want to learn, from the basics to A level Support. This costs at the moment £15 per hour with a minimum of two hours.
If you're local to Sussex, specifically Worthing and your interested in taking a class or two drop me an email at !

Have you guys ever taken classes? What made them successful for you? 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Life According to Instagram... July

I've got so into Instagram you guys! Its been so hot I haven't had chance to sit at my computer or sewing machine really. We have a lot of life news going on right now, some good some bad but I'm trying to stay positive. Cryptic? Maybe. But you'll find out the good soon!
Anyway back to Instagram. Its a great way to update everyone on what your upto plus it links to all my social media so I don't have to do all that malarkey. So I thought I'd do a Monthly Instagram Round-up of what we've been up to just as Sarai from Colette Patterns has been doing.
So In July Piemaker and I have been...
Trying to keep cool in the heatwave with Epic Jugs of Pimms...
 Setting out Pretty Peonies in a Jug found in our crumbling old shed that we demolished...
 Sewing on a bit of a Grainline Kick! I still haven't finished this Tiny Pocket tank as it needs serious taking in!
 This is another Archer. My new love! (Sorry Piemaker...) I LOVE this pattern I also have a blue cotton ready to make a sleeveless. This is a much smaller size than the last and fits much better. I must learn to cut two sizes smaller on Grainline patterns in the future. I can't wait for the release of the Morris Blazer. Its so hot maybe I should whip up some Lakeside Pajamas!
You can follow me on Instagram here. I will try and track a button down asap for my lovely sidebar soon and hopefully finish some clothing!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Much Ado About Knotting...

I'm back! We had a fantastic time at my Cousin's wedding and here is the surprise! A new Dress!
We went to Siena in Italy and the wedding was based on Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing. It was set in a beautiful Italian garden and I needed a comfortable sunny dress. I had my eye on this Ikat Sateen fabric from Goldhawk for a while and decided it would make a perfect Hazel dress. 
There are two reasons why I chose this dress...
  • First its summery, comfy and stylish
  • Its called Hazel. and my cousin Rich lost his Mum, my Auntie Hazel last year and I thought it might be a little poignant way to remember her.
All the ladies were given parasols, gentleman hats and everyone had a programme with a portrait resembling them. My brother played Til' Kingdom Come by Coldplay at the ceremony and we then went on to have the dinner on the terrace.
(Here's a better bodice shot.)
Piemaker and I with our portraits also used for table settings.
Piemaker's was unbelievable resemblance!
I was concerned that I might be too warm (it was 40 degrees) but this dress was smart enough for a casual wedding and I didn't overheat. I'm really pleased with this dress and got some lovely compliments
After dinner they had a photobooth and me and my Brother Ashton jumped straight in!
I've missed you all! I'm now back and summer is ahead of us, we have a lot of jobs in the house to do but I'm hoping I can get back down to sewing more regularly.
Hows your June been?