Special event workshops are an opportunity for Thread Den to showcase to you the brilliant patterns that you can buy from Indie Pattern Designers. Some of the pattern designers we have made in past special events have included PaperCut Patterns and Victory Patterns. The first special event workshop for 2019 will see us make a stunning blouse from Pauline Alice Patterns.
There are daffodils nodding along the street, so that means this Spring Trench is about to have many, many outings! The Ulysses Trench Coat from Victory Patterns is a beautiful coat, drapey, pretty and with lots of lovely details included.
This trench sews up beautifully. All the seams are bound, in this coat Danielle used a linen pre-made binding from The Fabric Store. If you have two machines, thread up to match your fabric and thread up to match your binding – then there will be no delays at all.
The vent in the back of the trench is easy to sew and you’ll be very impressed with yourself. There is a rain guard and it has small notched in gaps to allow the belt to pass through. The epaulettes on the shoulders give a great line. The trench has set in sleeves, a simple shawl collar and no lining – so everyone can see your pretty bound seams. This woven fabric also came from The Fabric Store. It has fantastic drape.
If you have completed the Sewing Basics Course – congratulations! Well done on jumping in and getting to know the machines and the basics of sewing.
Don’t let everything you’ve learnt go to the dark recesses of your mind. If you don’t keep using your new skills they’ll windup back there with the knowledge of how long to boil an egg with soft, medium or hard yolk (every time I have to look it up… EVERY time).
So let’s look at projects, resources and information to keep you going!
The best thing about learning to make your own clothes – is putting pockets in everything you make!
Snuggly Slipper Boots from Tilly and the Buttons
Tilly say’s they’re very quick to put together. They also don’t require much fabric, so are a great stash buster. Enjoy!
To ensure your pattern prints at the right size, be sure to open and print the pattern in Adobe Reader (you can download it for free) and print it at “actual size” or “100% scale” in the print settings. If you’re new to digital patterns, read more about printing and assembling your pattern.