Monday, 12 May 2014

Sewing for Newcastle Fashion Week

Well this weekend was a bit hectic. Lots of sewing going on. However, this will be a short post as I can't show you anything.....yet that is.

I made a little waist-cincher and some other random bits of sewing. It is really tiny, about 20 inches closed but it is for Newcastle Fashion Week. As you know, some of us at F6 Studios are collaborating for Fashion Front Row, the "young designers" showcase (I feel it may be stretching the definition a bit with me) but it is looking good. FFR is on Wednesday night and I will post pictures as soon as I have them but I am sworn to secrecy until then. I do have to say that everyone has worked so hard and produced the most amazing things. I am so proud of them. I will do a proper post about all the things and the designers after the event.

We have all been sat in the sewing room working together and it has been really invigorating to spend time with such creative people. I am really missing my sewing machine now.

Image totally stolen from the NFW Facebook page... Oops :) But hey, it is advertising, right?

If you are in the Newcastle area you should pop along to some of the events which are running from the 9th May until the 17th. If you are interested in seeing the program you can click here. Newcastle is a pretty stylish city. People really make an effort when they go out (even if it is a bit OTT with the fake tan sometimes) and take clothes fairly seriously. There are some great colleges and universities in the area too with a very high standard of work from the students.

Anyway, I won't rant on and will post some pics as soon as I have them.

Hope the sun shines on your week!
K xx


  1. It all sounds very exciting! (Although a 20" waist sounds impossible...) Looking forward to seeing the pics.
    Newcastle is a brilliant city, I love visiting when we go up to see my sister in Tynemouth. xxx

    1. I love it too. The place is full on hidden gems and I love Tynemouth. It is so beautiful and has great shops. One of the best things about the North East is the amazing coastline. No good fabric shops though. I know what you mean about the waist size, it will have a gap at the back of up to about 4 inches so it will fit a size 8. I might have fitted it about 20 years ago. Now, I would have to lace two together to go round me. I'll stick with the cake *hahaha* . Hope your sewing is going well. xxxx

  2. Wow, what an exciting venture to be involved in, congratulation! I've just been looking at the photos and the show looked amazing x

    1. Thanks, everyone did amazingly and worked so hard. I didn't show this year due to work commitments but will have to get down to it for the next one. I really missed it, it is such a good event. Did you go to anything that was on? I wasn't in Newcastle the whole week. xx