After my last trip home to Leicester I decided on a whim to use the majority of my baggage allowance lugging my old sewing machine back to Bergen!
Thankfully it managed to make it back almost in once piece, unfortunately I broke a tiny little clip that joined the extension table to it which now rattles around inside the machine, but all I'm all it works pretty well.
I literally cannot fully express how many ideas I have sketched out in my head to make but luckily I can show you some of my most recent creations!
One of the first things I attempted was this cute little roll up tote bag, I found a fantastic tutorial here
It was super simple to make although I feel the bag itself is a little too small so I am working on changing up the design a little to help it accommodate all the stuff I like to lug around all day!
The second thing I made, I made from entirely my own design,stupidly not writing down the measurements and completely messing up the copy I tried to make for my sister, woops live and learn.
This baby now looks after my lovely new iPad, a fantastic gift from my mother!
I definitely plan on making a bunch more of these once I can figure out the exact measurements again and hopefully put a few cuties up in the shop!
Next up I used laminated cotton to make a handy sewing machine cover which has come in really useful because my apartment is apparently the spiritual home of dust (read, it's covered I'm it, no matter how much I dust!) And it will look super cute in my new craft corner in the new apartment which hopefully when I return to Bergen (I am currently on a plane heading for England where I will be for 5 weeks!!)
And then my biggest achievement so far....
The summer dress I made! I am seriously so proud of this baby, because despite a few minor issues this thing is actually good, I have worn it out to parties and on the beach in Nice and I felt so good! Made out of jersey it is super light and can be worn without the sash for a looser dress (not entirely flattering on my frame but perfect over a bikini on the beach) I definitely have plans to make some more clothes after the success of this one!
And then last but not least I have been doing some refashioning of clothes I already own, like turning a pair of chinos with legs that were way to wide into a skinnier and more comfortable pair!
Before, Baggy and waay to long
And after! (also I just realised that only the left leg has been altered in this picture and I don't seem to have a picture of both legs but you get the idea!)