Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Stash Confession... PDF Patterns Trousers/Tops!

Its been a busy month or so here at Beebees. I've left a job and i'm getting ready to start a new one with a 3 week pit stop off at my mama's. This has meant lots of dream sewing instead of actual sewing! PDF patterns are a total weakness in times like this when sewing gets limited.
I'm here to show you my current pdf stash so I will be shamed into using more of them!

First up trousers:

Republique du chiffon Pantalon Gilbert - I'm waiting on the right fabric for this one. I like the shaping on these trousers but when I try this style on in stores the pockets gape a little. I think they would make great work trousers.
Style Arc Barb Pants - These were a freebie and I have been dying to try out Style Arc. This was a good way to try them out without risking lots of postage from Australia.

True Bias - Hudson Pant I had no idea how much I needed these in my life until staying at my mama's. Pyjama bottoms you can go out in? Thats pretty much me all over. I am going to use this pattern in the next 3 months because I have to! Fabric and notions are at the ready!
Tessuti - Anita Ponte Pant This is another one I have printed out ready to make up. I bought these before Barb but I'm not sure which will be the most flattering. I'm willing to give them a go as I've seen loads of great versions. They may end up looking a bit like my virginia leggings though.
Named - Jamie Jeans, There was a recent discussion on facebook about how many of us sewists haven't tried out trousers yet. This pattern appears to be in lots of stashes! Sew along anyone?

Then there is all the tops and shirts!
The first three were purchased recently for work from Salme. 

Pintuck Blouse - I really love this in the blue but if I could get the fit right I could see several in my wardrobe. I know I love colour but maybe I should try it in white?

 Same goes with the pleated blouse! Have you seen the amazing versions of this popping up on the interwebs recently. I love it when people bring older patterns back to my attention see these ladies for some inspiration! :
This little gathered top is cute too and it looks speedy to make. Although I will have to be careful I don't look like a layer cake!
Belcarra has actually been printed and cut out already I just need to get it out the UFO pile!
More PDF Confessions soon!
Do Pdf patterns get lost in your computer too?

Monday, 18 August 2014

Its Happening again: Brighton Sewcialists Meet up! September 13th!

Its taken me forever to get myself organised but here it is lovelies. I'm running another Sewcialists meetup in Brighton! My adopted home town just an hour out of London.

The Itinerary:

11am : Meet at Brighton Train Station. We usually stay around half an hour just to make sure we are all assembled before wandering through the pretty streets to our lunch destination which is tbc until I know the numbers.

12 noon: Lunch and Swap. This is where you can swap any fabric pattern or notions you like. Just bring along as little or as much as you like! Don't be put off if you don't have anything to swap we always have spare!

2pm: Hitting the shops! There are two fabric shops in the laines and two further into town.

4pm: End of shopping and thence to the pub! We will select a bar or pub depending on our numbers and weather (beach anyone?) and anyone who doesn't need to dash off is welcome to come and show off their new goodies over a cocktail or two!

If you are interested in coming please RSVP to me at Beebeesvintagedress@hotmail.co.uk
Its always a fabulous event and we will try to accommodate as many people as possible!