Posts Tagged ‘Sewing Ideas’

Sewing a summer dress for little Poppy

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

In today’s post I feature a video of my daughter Jacqueline who made a sweet little summer dress for our little Poppy.

Jacqueline used an Olive Ann design called the ‘To Tie For Dress, Top & Doll dress’.

Jacqueline made this dress from a stretch print fabric and re-designed the hemline to feature a ruffle band. In this video Jacqueline also demonstrates some pattern matching and Poppy wearing her new dress!

If you liked this video, perhaps you have made a similar dress or are now inspired to do so please leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

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FREE Sewing Video Tutorial No.1 – Pleating Neckline

Friday, December 9th, 2011

To my wonderful sewing subscribers,

(if you haven’t subscribed yet simply enter your name and email now so you don’t miss out on my special free sewing video tutorial – 3 part series & Christmas 2011 SALE COMING SOON!!)

In my video below I demonstrate how to create pleats in a basic t-shirt top to make it a ‘designer top’. I have taken this video right out of my online sewing workshop – Designer Top No.2. It’s just one of the many sewing tutorial videos in the course.

The full course includes all videos required, photographs, download instructions and requirements to complete each designer step for this top.

I hope you enjoy watching this video segment!

Watch out at the 2min 30sec point where my special sewing assistant appears in the right hand corner of the video!

If you are struggling with slow download speeds and your video is stopping and starting, simply click play and then pause, wait approx 5mins for the full video to download and click play for a continuous video stream.

Please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you have to say and so would many of my other subscribers! I know this because so many of you told me in my sewing survey that you would like to hear from other sewers on my blog!

So please help them connect with you!

Next video No.2 in this 3 part free video sewing tutorial series coming to your inbox in the next few days is: ‘Embellishment Technique – Couching!

So stay tuned for part 2!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
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Sewing Apron’s – A great Gift idea!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Sewing Apron’s for family and friends is a favourite sewing project of mine!

You can make quick and easy apron’s or be as fancy and decorative with theme’s and personalise them as you like!

Here is a picture of my daughter Jacqueline in her kitchen wearing her newest apron I made for her. As we both love cooking apron’s are a must have! This one is a very quick and simple apron cut out from a red ‘cuisine’ extra large tea towel! I featured her name embroidered at the top.

And here is what she cooked for me to say ‘Thanks Mum!’ Her delicious baked cheesecake with strawberries & cream! Perfect for an afternoon tea together!

 

Below is a lovely apron made from a student of mine Elaine. Elaine made this apron in my sewing classes for Chrisuna and a matching apron for her son Malcolm! The aprons below are made from a striped cotton drill and features a great divided pocket at the front! Great job Elaine!

For an apron with extra detailing, below is a “pretty in pink apron” I made for my daughter-in-law. It features a V cross over neckline, co-ordinating fabrics, ric-rac, a side pocket and hand towel attached with a button.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post on sewing apron’s for a great gift idea! If you would like to learn how to sew contact me today!

I would love to hear from you if you liked this blog post so please leave me a comment below!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com