Cute little hand sewn pouch purses, quick dash to Germany, and (very) minor brush with fame!

I’ve well and truly fallen in love with sewing again. It’s not that I ever really fell out of love with it, but lack of practice had undermined my confidence leaving me too nervous to even try. Fortunately learning how to follow a pattern to make pyjama bottoms, together with the kits I made last week, gave me the confidence to get cracking on some of the projects that have been a very long time in the planning stage! But it was a pattern for a little pouch purse sewn almost all by hand that really captured my attention and pushed its way to the head on the queue.

Kyaza Pochi

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PJ bottoms in funky vintage floral fabric & some nifty little kit projects

Last week I was showing off my foxy PJ bottoms, and this week (as promised) I have a new pair to show you!

Vintage fabric PJs

As I didn’t have the pattern I used in the sewing class, I dug through the patterns I bought a while ago from simplicitynewlook.com when they were on sale, and chose option C from Newlook pattern 6710. I had to use the largest size 😦 and I made a slight adjustment so I wouldn’t have to cut a separate piece of fabric to enclose the waist elastic, but over all I was very pleased with how easy it was to use this pattern!

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Brighton rocked!

I had a wonderful time at the Brighton Craft Fair on Saturday, despite being very nervous about selling at a different venue further afield than I’m used to. I needn’t have worried as there were a few familiar faces from the fairs I’ve done in Eastbourne, and plenty of friendly new ones who made me feel very welcome! There is a strong feeling of community amongst the crafters at these fairs that I really didn’t expect. I suppose I assumed that it would be more of a competative atmosphere as each stall vied for the customers’ attention, but it’s much more supportive than that, and everyone is happy to see each other do well. You can see photos of other stalls and there wares here on Facebook.

Doing these fairs at all would be completely impossible for me without the support of Mr BAM, who was an absolute trooper at the Brighton Fair. He sat with me on the stall for much of the day (admittedly he was playing Candy Crush on his tablet most of the time!) and brought me sushi for lunch. I’m very lucky to have him!

My stall at Brighton Craft Fair

My stall at Brighton Craft Fair

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