Are you thinking about Christmas making yet? Last year I developed this bag pattern and made a great stack of these bags - pretty much everyone in my family got one. It's a really quick make, it's economical on the fabric - just half a metre of Klona cotton and half a metre of printed cotton, and EVERYBODY needs one. Continue reading →
To celebrate the launch of our new look website, and to encourage you all to try out the new shop, we are having a stonking great competition. The competition is open to everyone and all you have to do is place an order, via account (as opposed to via guest checkout) within the month of October. You will be entered once for each time you place an order, so multiple orders equal multiple entries... hooray! Continue reading →
Hello! I'm Alice and I'd like to welcome you to the new Backstitch blog. The new website has been in the pipeline for quite a while now, so it's really exciting (and slightly nerve-wracking) to actually get it live. Hop over and have a good old browse in the shop, and make sure you stick the new blog address into...
Now, I have to admit that I do not consider myself a dressmaker. I am, however, happy to call myself a quilter: flat finished work, square edged pieces and stable fabrics I can do but I've never really grabbed the dressmaking thing. I think it just scared me a bit... all those curves and notches and fitting issues, and then what if you try it on and you don't like it? I mean, the amount of stuff that I try on in changing rooms that I don't like is way more than the stuff that I do. Continue reading →