Sunday, April 7, 2013

This and That

I, like most anybody else that has watched this video, am enthralled with The Great British Sewing Bee.

Home sewers like you and I can relate to a reality sewing competition. Not only that, we can all feel a kinship with Ann Rowley who is so active on sewing social networking. I certainly hope to be able to watch upcoming episodes and I'm rooting for Ann.

There's not much sewing going on here. I do have a blouse in the works and a bra on my sewing table but my heart isn't in it."Why?," you might ask. The answer is because next weekend I will be attending a two-day
"Fit for Real People" workshop with Janet Dapson! Janet is a trained Palmer/Pletsch fitting expert. I'm waiting until after the workshop before starting any new projects so that I can apply any new techniques I learn. The class description says - "the first day of class focuses on making a sloper from the Learn-to-Fit pattern. Based on that sloper, you will make pattern alterations to a fashion pattern. On the second day, you will construct your garment, adjusting fit where necessary as you sew."

I am so excited. If I can learn just one thing I will have gotten my monies worth. The have two fitting issues -- my shoulders and my back. It might only be one issue -- the back shoulder width. Who knows? Hopefully this time next week the mystery will be solved. Wish me luck!


  1. Wow - that does sound exciting - the fitting class. Good luck with it.

  2. I don't know how you got this on your website. I have friends taping this show in the UK, so I was planning to watch it late May. So glad I don't have to wait!! Thanks

  3. The Sewing Bee was great and looking forward to seeing the other episodes. Have fun at the workshop.

  4. Hope you enjoy the workshop/class so much that you are exploding with information when you return.

  5. I took this class with Janet a few years ago and enjoyed it. She's very patient and will help you with whatever you need.

  6. Didn't know about the Sewing Bee! I have BBC on my direct TV so I must tune in! Thanks!!!

  7. Never head of this but have "subcribed" to the YT videos so I can watch. Thanks for the tip and good luck at the workshop!