My regular blog readers will know that a few months ago I bought myself a mini John Lewis sewing machine and many of you emailed and commented to see how it was going. Well anyway after a while I finally got it out and did something serious with it and decided on customising a top I hope in a fab colour.
The shirt was a bit like this to start with (please note not my image, but silly me didn't think to take a pic of before).
My shirt is quite a thick cotton material that had a tie at the top but kind of sat weird due to the weight of the fabric, unlike the one above. Anywho, it was a great colour and too good to give away so I though I would take the tie off and add a collar. The collar was created from an old lambs wool/angora wool top that had shrunk in the wash so it was snipped up and whizzed round the machine on a zig zag setting.
It was close to being finished, but not quite so I decided on Teasemading it up. Sami, from Teasemade very kindly created me some hand stitched buttons in a Grayson Perry fabric and matching raspberry thread. She is so super and it all matches perfectly.
Here is the final thing!
Can you see those cute little button fellas?
I should also add that for a sewing novice it was a super machine!