Guest Post - Sally aka The Yorkshire Sewist

Today's guest post is by the lovely Sally of the Yorkshire Sewist. Sally is well known amongst northern sewists as one half of the team behind the fantastic #SewUpNorth meetups in Leeds and I'm thrilled to welcome her to the Fabric Magpie blog today.

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Hello! I’m Sally aka The Yorkshire Sewist and today I’m showcasing the ever so beautiful Elderflower Cotton Lawn in Navy by Lisa Comfort. I was lucky enough to win the competition from inahaystack where she offers a monthly digital subscription which includes a PDF garment pattern from an independent pattern designer, which was the Honeycomb Dress by Cocowawa crafts in Mays pack.

It has been on my wishlist for ages but for some reason never got round to purchasing it for

some reason or another! So, upon looking at Boz’s array of gorgeous fabrics on offer I finally decided on using Elderflower Press by Lisa Comfort in the Navy colour as that is my safe colour knowing that it suits me.

Sally The Yorkshire SewistThe delivery was super speedy and love the little label to add to your garment it’s such a lovely touch. Even my Cat approves!

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Since I had the PDF version I had to print and stick the pages together, but it soon came together quickly. Upon reading the measurements I decided to make a size for shoulders and grads to size for bust and waist. I shortened the skirt by my usual 4”.

I cut out my pattern pieces all ready to sew together at a girly sewing weekend with Becca, Carol and Vicky at Teesidecreatives. Yes, I even mark with tailors chalk still to make sure I get straight lines on my darts! Also, it’s a good job I brought the remaining fabric with me as forgot to cut out the back skirt!

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We had a lovely weekend together of chatting and sewing and if course plenty of cuppas and biccies.

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I love the buritto method and here’s me pretending to eat it lol

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This came together really well and love the tie detail on this pretty dress.

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Now you can't not have a ‘made with precious fabrics’ label in your creation right!

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I’m pretty pleased of how my 1st collar has come out and don’t feel like I should avoid them anymore! I used a press stud rather than a button as in my opinion it gives the collar a nice clean look.

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The fabric is gorgeous, I’ve not come across such a drapey cotton lawn before it’s soo soft but be warned make sure you use fine pins as I’ve noticed it can nick easily and pull a thread in the fabric.

I finished the armholes with bias binding and the hem with double fold as its quite drippy I needed it to behave it self when worn. So here is the finished dress:

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Close up of details

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I managed to get this finished at home as I managed to get the bodice sewn together think I was chatting too much!! For some reason this is the only photo I got when I wore this dress for an Open Day Event at my workplace…. I really need to train my boys to be my sewing blogger photographers!

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Thank you Boz for letting me write this post for the Blog.

Sal xx

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Many thanks to Sally for today's blog post. I can't believe I never thought to taste my burrito shirts before! 

If you'd like to see more of Sally's makes you can find her in the following places:

The Yorkshire Sewist blog:

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