March 21, 2010
Elna sewing machines sent me to the Knit and Stitch Show at Alexander palace last October. The response to my work and enthusiasm for textiles was overwhelming and gave me the kick up the jacksy I needed. Anyway, without waffling, they gave me the sewing machines for the Stitch and Bitch group and they’re great machines very easy to use, straightforward and well built. Whilst most sewing machine manufacturers are very involved with the quilting and patchwork fraternity (they do have the most spare cash) Elna are trying to target the Customising, re-fashion and younger audience. That’s why I’m involved. So Iv’e designed a basic skirt pattern, which should be simple enough for any beginner to make as it doesn’t have a waistband or fiddley zips. I would really appreciate any feedback you would care to give, good or bad.
The fabric was from Bramble Patch in Weedon and that’s my daughter she also models for http://www.alqassociatesukbrand.co.uk with my son.