A day in the shed.

7:22 pm

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Yes, a whole day! Radio 4, Autumn sunshine, happy chickens clucking and scatching outside the door, and the hummm of my sewing machine.


I haven't had much chance to sew for the past few weeks. The children all went back to school or college, and in some cases new schools. Ernest has started (and loves!) playgroup, and weekends have been taken up with University open days for India.

Today was the first chance I had to work on my dress for Fall for Cotton.
I initially thought I might sew the whole dress using my treadle machine, but I'm simply not practiced enough with the treadle yet, so I took my trustly Lily down to the shed.


This is the first time I've done any dressmaking in the shed, and it went well, but I need to refine the flow. too many trailing wires and too much mess. I'm sure, the more I work out there, the more I'll learn how to make the space work.

I at least finished my dress.

complete dress.

More on that to come...
Meanwhile just look at this fabulous kimono made by Hannah Harris using my free Kimono tutorial. I love her choice of fabric, and the addition of pockets.

I have heard that some people are having difficulty accessing some of my tutorials on their Ipads, apparently this is a quirk of Google, where some of my tutes are hosted. I'm working on moving my tutorials elsewhere, and they should all be moved in a few weeks. Meanwhile if you can't access any of the links from my tutorials page please do let me know, jeanette at lazyseamstress dot net or leave me a comment below. I can always email you the pdf.

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  1. Jeanette, I've had no problems accessing your tutorials and just a couple of weeks ago I used one to draft and make up an A line skirt. Thanks for the tutorial, it was a great help x

    1. That's good to know. I'd love to see pics of your skirt if you are willing to share.x

  2. I love the skirt and it fits really well - I'm not sure if this picture will show though http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5469/9683762949_7c6628cb2b_c.jpg

  3. I am so jealous of your shed :)


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