Hi guys, it's Skye here! Lisa is super busy writing again at the moment.
In case you didn't already know Lisa is designing girl's clothing patterns. They will be published by the same folks who published her books. The patterns will be released in late Spring. We've seen the clothes and they look scrummy! :)
So whilst Lisa is furiously designing stuff she asked me to let you know about her current fave clothes sewing fiend gadgets.
1. Kam Snaps: These brightly coloured snaps are sooo cute and perfect for children's clothes and bag making alike. Look at the colour choice, it's breathtaking! They are strong and very quick and easy to use. Debora (a sewing genius) recommended these babies recently and they're fab!
2. 28mm Clover rotary Cutter: We're already a huge fan of rotary cutters, but this smaller size is just right for speedy, yet accurate pattern cutting. Try it! After practice you will get a steady hand and be able whizz around them pattern curves.
3. Clover Medium Flower Head Pins: If you're dressmaking with quilt weight fabric (like Lisa currently is), then these are the pins are just great!
4. Buttonhole (waist) Elastic: A new find that is proving to be mega-useful with children's clothes and so satisfying to use! Perfect for accommodating both Skinny Minnies and Yummy Chubbies.
5. Prym Silicone Iron Rest: If you're short on space (Lisa has to stitch, type and pattern-cut on the same table - arghhh!) this silicone iron rest is a must-have. Move it around to your hearts content with no fear of any nasty burn disasters.
And if you're looking for further entertainment whilst you sew, check out The Booth at the End on Lovefilm; the dialogue is so razor sharp and thought provoking you don't need to keep your eyes on the screen (it's all based inside a cafe booth) so you can more easily concentrate on your sewing. Lisa found it so riveting she watched both seasons in 2 days!
We'd love to know what other shows can you recommend that are great to sew to?