• Teal Linen-Viscose Jenny Overalls

  • I loved the Jenny Overalls so much the first time round, I just had to make some more!

    After I made my first pair (here), I swiftly sourced more fabric from Like Sew Amazing to make a second pair. As soon as I laid eyes on the colour of this one I was sold. It’s a beautiful shade of teal which I can’t stop staring at!

    I started this make while on holiday in Cornwall earlier this year. So it’s taken me a while to finish and take photos. But they were 80% finished in our Cornish cottage. I don’t know why they took me so long… life I suppose!

    Again, I decided to crop the legs on these. Mostly out of my deep obsession with wearing a cropped trouser with an ankle boot. I feel like this style is taking it from being a summery make to something more appropriate for Autumn. Also I splashed out on some Boden ankle boots at the start of this year. Honestly guys, I spent a fortune on them… as I bought the same pair in all 3 colours…! The heart wants what the hearts wants ok! So I’m trying to get as much wear as possible out of them. There – totally justified that didn’t I?!

    Since I’ve been back from holiday I’ve managed to lose a few pounds, so I now feel a bit like these are on the big side. Which is a shame – and a definite downside to slow sewing. So next time I make these overalls, I think I’ll size down.

    So there we have it, another pair of my fav overalls in the world ever.

    Pattern – Closet Case, Jenny Overalls

    Fabric – Teal Linen/Viscose Blend from Like Sew Amazing 

    Size made – 10

    Adjustments to pattern – Cropped trouser leg

  • The All New Jarrah Jumper by Megan Nielsen

  • Well I’ve been up to my old quick-sew tricks again… and here I have a very exciting new pattern from Megan Nielsen which I had the pleasure of making a little ahead of release. The pattern name is Jarrah, and I was head-over-heels in love with version C from the moment I first laid eyes on it. I just thought the tie front looks so cute and girly!

    I mixed up a sweater knit fabric with some contrast navy blue ribbing. I love this look. I mean, blue is my fav after all! The sweatshirt fabric was from Guthrie & Ghani quite a while back – but I do seem to remember it having ‘blueberry’ somewhere in its name, which had me sold immediately.

    This pattern is super straightforward, and such a rewarding quick-sew. The trickiest part of the whole make was hemming around the front ties. It just took a little bit more concentration was all – and turned out great. And I loved a bit of twin-needling to finish the hem.

    I even had a little fabric leftover from this top, so I’ve since made Otis a little jumper too! Can’t wait to share photos with you all!

    Pattern – Megan Nielsen Jarrah

    Fabric – Sweater knit from Guthrie & Ghani,

    Ribbing from Backstitch

    Size made – 6

    Alterations made – None

  • SewCam: All The Info & Wonderful Sponsors!

  • ***SOLD OUT EVENT***

    On Sunday 9th December, a bunch of 30 dressmakers will be descending upon Storey’s Field Centre in Eddington, Cambridge for a festive day of doing what we love most – sewing! 

    The venue (Storey’s Field Centre) is a brand new building on the newly developed area on the outskirts of Cambridge called Eddington. It is an incredible building, and has recently won and been shortlisted for a number of architecture awards (including the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2018). So it will be the perfect backdrop for much sewing magic to happen (and of course, those all important Instagram snaps!). 

    Attendees will be bringing along their own machines and projects to work on, while nattering with sewing neighbours and munching a mince pie or two! 

    *Please note that this event has now SOLD OUT*

    If you are interested in being added to the waitlist then please email hello@gingerthreadgirl.co.uk

    I am absolutely thrilled to announce that these incredible brands have all gotten on board with sponsoring various elements of this very first SewCam event. A huge thank you to each and every one of you! 

    If you represent a brand interested in sponsoring SewCam, then please email me at hello@gingerthreadgirl.co.uk for further information. 

    Overlocker Station

    The wonderful team at Brother Sewing UK have agreed to loan us 2 overlockers for use on the day, as well as some tote bags and other goodies!

    Charity Raffle

    I am over the moon to have selected breast cancer charity Coppafeel to receive proceeds from our charity raffle. Such a great cause which is close to my heart – with an important message to spread (check those boobs ladies!). And I can’t help but let slip that prize donations have been absolutely AMAZING! I am blown away by the generosity of these wonderful brands – so a huge thank you to all of you for all of the contributions!

     

    Goody Bags

    And I am thrilled that all of the following brands have offered to contribute to goody bags for the very lucky attendees - again, a huge thank you!

    Refreshments

    And a big shout out to the following sponsors for keeping up our sewing fuel levels with tea, coffee and CAKE!

    If you represent a brand and have interest in sponsoring part of SewCam, then please email hello@gingerthreadgirl.co.uk for more information.