Thursday, 16 September 2010

Too Much Sewing, So Little Time & Gertie's Lady Grey Sew-A-Long

OK, so this blog has kind of fallen by the wayside for a while due to work commitments hogging most of my time. I think that most working mums today probably have the same problem. How to juggle work/kids/cleaning/shopping and just enough R&R to make you feel like a human not an automaton. I read quite an interesting piece in this week's Stylist Mag about "Wonder Women" who try to juggle too much and it struck home with some very uncomfortable truths. So, in light of having more stuff to do than there are hours to do it, I have signed up for the "Lady Grey" sew-a-long, on the fabulous "Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing".

If you love vintage fashion, you should check out Gertie's blog. It really is a goldmine of information, debate and how-to's, as well as featuring all of Gertie's beautifully crafted garments. The sew-a-long is using the "Lady Grey" pattern from Colette Patterns. (The line drawing on the left gives the design in greater detail).

Based in Portland, Oregon in the US, Colette Patterns is an independent pattern company run by Sarai Mitnick who has designed a collection of subtle, elegant, vintage-inspired sewing patterns. The Lady Grey will be the first Colette Pattern that I have sewn and I can't wait to get my teeth into it.

Now all I have to do is find some fabric!

Happy Sewing xx