Saturday Sewing Session Blog

Win something fabulous…

This competition has now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered we will let the winner know via our newsletter.

Did someone say…Win? Can I be a winner?

Well, yes you can peeps, its that time of the year and sewing is in the air. The Great British Sewing Bee has hit our screens, so once again, and we have something rather fabulous to give away.

Last year, our friends at  Janome gave us a Janome Sewist 525s, and this year we have another one to give to one of you lovely people, just like the one below, plus a £50 voucher from us here at Saturday Sewing Session to get started.

 Brand spanking new Janome Sewing Machine - it could be yours!

Brand spanking new Janome Sewing Machine – it could be yours!

Our sessions are all taught by experienced seamstresses who work within the costume, fashion, vintage and millinery industries so you’ll be in good hands to get sewing. This machine is the same model used on The Great British Sewing Bee and the same one we use at Saturday Sewing Session.

We can either teach you to sew on this shiny new piece of equipment or simply refresh or expand your skills. Venture into  dressmaking, pattern cutting, alterations, piping and loads of things in-between. All our sessions can be found here.

 So, I hear you cry – what do I have to do…

 All we want you to do is 3 easy steps …

1)  Answer this question in the comments below

If you could sew anything that would then come to life – what would it be?

i.e I would sew a giant piece of dark chocolate 

2)  Share this blog using any of the symbols below or to the side

3) Sign up to our newsletter either through our Facebook Page or on our website , if you have already been to a session or signed up, you’ll be on the system, maybe give us a Like instead.

Signing up to our newsletter gives you an insight into some top sewing tips, advise from our team of extraordinary seamstresses and lots of other lovely stuff.

What are you waiting for…

We can get you started on the sewing train asap, fingers crossed, good luck and may the sewing force be with you.

Winners will be announced the day after The Great British Sewing Bee has finished.

Thanks for listening X

Blow me down with a feather – Isabella Blow exhibition at Somerset House

As a Milliner, a lover of fashion and devoted to red lipstick I knew this was a exhibition worth seeing and it didn’t disappoint!

My dear friend Cathy and I and braved the chills and headed down to Somerset House before Christmas for our cultural day out.

Isabella Blow exhibition at Somerset House

I knew a bit about Isabella Blow;  her iconic fashion status and her love of hats.

Born to an English aristocratic family. I knew that she was pitched as the lady that elevated McQueen to stardom – so enamoured with his work she bought his entire  MA fashion show, paying him back in monthly instalments. She supported the remarkable Philip Treacy with his Millinery career, later to become his muse. She also is famed for getting the gorgeous Sophie Dahl to stardom.

These are just a couple of the spectacular pieces that you will see. (more…)