Friday, 13 April 2012

Abakhan Article.... Dressmaking in 2012... why!?

After winning a Sewing Directory 'Advent Calendar Competition' at (obviously) Christmas last year, I won 3 metres of lovely black wool coat material from the lovelies at Abakhan. I made my Dusk Dinner Date Cape out of it. Abakhan saw my blog entry and asked me if I would do a bit of writing for their website. I agreed, happily... ecstatically... enthusiastically.

Anyone reading this blog will know that in dressmaking- capable, I am... advanced, I am not! I am not pulling wool (or denim or cotton or linen...) over anyone's eyes here and feigning anything in my articles. I thought that I would write about what makes me (and seemingly other dressmakers) do what we do and take it from there. My articles will be more about style and personalty in sewing with a sprinkling of bits and bobs I have learnt over the last year, rather than tutorial based.

Over the next few months, I will be writing articles and also making 5 dresses from the same pattern, all will be revealed!

Abakhan sell masses of lovely fabrics, notions, patterns, zips, buttons... you name it. Cheap delivery and always new stock, dressmaking heaven! Also, they have a lovely sale at the moment... just to whet your appetite....

Retro Viscose £4.28/metre
Animal Print Viscose £1.70/metre

Hologram Sequins... £1.45 per 5 metres


Hope you like it. I enjoyed writing it.




  1. Great article! I must say I'm rather jealous of your gig. :)

  2. Wow that's a bit of luck for you and all from winning a competition, congrats! Great article too!

    1. I know! It's really nice to do and I am one of those people who never win anything (I have the lottery tickets to prove it!). So I am really giddy! Thanks Sarah


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