Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Brit Pack Presents : the Pastel Parade

This month's Brit Pack post has a pastel theme.  Rather than raid my wardrobe for pastels I decided to share my little sewing area in my very pastel kitchen.  A tenuous link maybe but I thought it was about time I shared the little space I have been spending most of my free time recently.

I kinda wish I was already sewing when we bought this house, I could have battled with Gray over his office.  I am sure it would have made a much better sewing room ;)  Too late now though and I am quite happy watching the world go by out of the kitchen window.  I have seen quite a few people use the Ikea trolly to store their fabric, being in the kitchen this unfortunately wasn't an option for me.  Last thing I want is my new dress smelling of last nights dinner!  I bought this chest of drawers from Next after hunting high and low for something suitable, everything was too wide or not deep enough.  I still plan to paint it white at some point but for now I am too busy sewing to waste time painting!



My work mates bought me this sewing basket from Cath Kidston for my birthday, it's not available anymore but I love this one too!







I do have more than one pattern although you wouldn't know it from the dresses I have made so far!  I am toying with having a few formal lessons to help teach me the basics and give me more confidence to try other patterns.



I had to go buy another Next bobbin lamp, I couldn't not!  It's sitting on a bobbin storage box that my sister bought me.  I still love that my pinking shears are pink.



My new BFF - Janome SMD 3000, a Sewing Machines Direct exclusive model.  I haven't even touched what it can do but I do love how quiet it is.




It's almost as if sewing was always meant to be, this little wooden heart is from my wedding, very apt don't you think!

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    1. It's a pleasure to sew in! Just need a tv in there now... ;)

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  2. Wow! Can I ask where you buy your sewing patterns? I'm a novice and am struggling to find a go-to website. Thanks:)

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    1. I'm a novice too and have always been recommended patterns so don't have a go to website, I just google the pattern and find the cheapest. The simplicity 2444 was a gift & the vogue pattern was bought in John Lewis.

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  3. This is such a gorgeous space, I love the pastel colour scheme!

    Maria xxx

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    1. I do love my kitchen! Gray is currently baking a giant cookie, makes it even better ;)

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  4. Your pastel space is picture perfect! LOVE that purple :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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    1. You'll have to come over for a cup of tea and a slice of cake soon Claire xx

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  5. Loving the themed sewing! Very sweet. Must start planning my dream sewing space and share the ridiculousness of my sewing space right now soon. Spring is definitely pastel time and OH HOW MUCH do I want to make the Mortmain - looking forward to seeing yours (brave it!)

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    1. Ridiculousness is something I wanna see!! I love looking at peoples sewing rooms/areas. Looking forward to seeing your Mortmain, I'm looking into lessons at the moment :)

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  6. Hi! love your pastel sewing area, my sewing area is in the spare room/office, but to be honest my machine dosn't get much use. I'm doing a dress making for beginners course at the moment though so I'm thinking I will have more confidence to just go for it and make things! Can't wait to get my dress finished....!

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    1. That sounds so cool, how are you finding it? I had a crash course from a lovely sewing friend and haven't stopped since but still have the fear of attempting a new pattern by myself. I guess even though I have made 18 dresses now I have only been sewing for 6 weeks!

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  7. this is like a crafters safe haven of prettiness and practicality. how amazing it must be to retreat here after a long day at work.. who know one day maybe this will be your job? your dresses are so good you could sell them! xx

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    1. I love spending time in here, just need to get a tv now then Gray will never see me ;)

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  8. What a truly lovely space! No wonder you're so inspired!

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    1. I really enjoy sewing in there, just need a TV on the wall for it to be perfect!

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