Decembers Luxury box featured the gorgeous Ready To Party Dress from My Handmade Wardrobe. I interviewed Sarah and Freya who also run the amazing fabric shop Crafty Sew & So to find out more about them and their inspiring businesses.
Regular subscribers will know the thrill of receiving a SewHayleyJane box, new subscribers you're in for a treat! I get so excited when it's post day to see what amazing goodies are inside. My very first box was a Mother's Day gift back when Hayley sent the boxes with handwritten postcards. It was always a ritual to try to guess what the fabric would be like from the clues, and I was always surprised! Now we have the even better magazines, and I am over the moon to be featured in it as make of the month this time!
The November boxes included the most gorgeous illustration by Jo Want of Hello Sunshine to accompany the Pyjama Party theme. Jo creates custom "Sunshine Portraits" (I have one of the family hanging in the hallway) as well as jewellery and homewares amongst other amazing goodies, make sure to check her page out. I interviewed Jo to find out more about her business.
As soon as this blue double gauze arrived in the studio I had a piece cut and in the wash pronto! I already knew I wanted to make another Indigo dress after I made my first one from Septembers stretch crepe. I did have a brief look through my pattern stash just in case something jumped out at me but I was set.
I bought my sewing machine on a whim. Most people that you hear about have a lovely romantic story, but not me! It was New Year’s Day 2018 and I wanted something new to get stuck into. I started making the basics: cushion covers, millions of zipper pouches that I didn’t know what to do with and dabbled in some bag making.
This box has been in pipeline since the beginning of summer. I got so excited at the thought of creating a box with snuggly double gauze fabric but just knew it would be better to wait until the cold weather sets in and we are all excited to cozy up under blankets with hot chocolate and a movie.
Lately I've been looking at my me-made wardrobe and thinking about what I make in comparison to what I wear on a regular basis, identifying gaps that can be filled with more practical garments as well as the beautiful dresses. I tend to like one-piece outfits such as jumpsuits for ease of styling, knowing that I can throw on one garment and that is pretty much my outfit sorted, however one of the gaps I identified is separates.
Hi everyone, I’m Holly and I was so thrilled to be Hayley’s make of the month for my gingham seersucker Seren Dress! It is such a treat receiving Hayley’s boxes every month and the ‘Picnic in the Park’ box for June was no exception.
I tore open the bolts of this gorgeous flamingo print viscose the minute it arrived in my studio. Kate and Rachel from The Fold Line did a great job choosing this fabric when they curated July’s Palm Springs box.