Archive for October, 2010

I’ve recently started teaching a friend to sew. She’s a already a genius crochet-and-knitter, full of patience and creativity. We’re working on a gorgeous 50’s/60’s blouse – figure hugging with cap sleeves, boat neckline and adorable little welt detail. She really wanted to get into refashioning and repurposing, so to kick-start this aim, we used an old kids’ bedsheet for the blouse. It’s a lovely white cotton with bold lime green polka dots. I can’t wait to post the finished garment when it’s done!

Anyway, this fun activity got me thinking: why not offer sewing lessons to other interested people in my community? I’d get to pass on my skills and knowledge, whilst doing what I really love to do. The answer was obvious: GUMTREE! So here’s my little ad:

Sewing lessons for beginners!

My ad on Gumtree...


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