Geeky dress and tunic

This weekend a friend from uni and myself spent a very geeky time at Sci-fi Scarborough. We’ve been to it every year since the convention started 2 years ago (this is its third run). I’m not really the sort of person who goes to these things as a rule as I have absolutely no idea what most of it is about. The convention is about computer gaming, watching bad films and reading comics from what I can work out. I don’t do any of those things as any spare time Continue reading

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#yorkshire spoolette Delphine skirt

After our Yorkshire spoolette meet up back in February we were given the challenge of making a garment with some of the fabric we bought. Four weeks were given for completing the challenge – which I just about met! I put it on Facebook as proof! No one said anything about when we had to blog about the challenge though! So eight and a half weeks after the meet up here is my blog post!

All the fabric was bought with no particular plan so I asked for help on the sort of patterns I should use. Beth from After Dark Sewing suggested sewing the Delphine skirt from the gold corduroy I bought. The Delphine skirt is found here:

tilly book

As I came back from the meetup with £25 unspent from my budget burning a hole in my pocket, I bought this book and the coco top pattern. I was always reluctant to get this book as I felt that I didn’t need yet another book teaching me how to sew. However, as the Delphine is a shape I like Continue reading