I made a video!

Handmade favourites 2014_editI’m sorry I’ve been an intermittent presence around here for a week or so, but I am hoping that today’s post will make up for that!

I’ve been wanting to make video content for this site for a while now, and since I’m now off work until the beginning of February I figured that there was no better time than the present. So when packing for Christmas I stuffed my bag full of all the clothes I’ve made this year, and on Monday Chris and I spent a few hours tramping around the woods near my parents’ house with a camera. The result is a short but sweet run down of my favourite handmade clothes from 2014. Enjoy!

I spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos from people like FleurDeForce, Lily Pebbles and EssieButton. Which I’ll admit is slightly ironic because I have almost zero interest in make-up, which is their main focus. But that style of chatty, life video can make remarkably compelling viewing, and is something that I would love to see given a sewist twist. What do you think? I would love to see fabric hauls rather than make up hauls, or handmade look books rather than ones full of bought clothes. YouTube’s many sewing channels are full of tutorials, which are fantastic, but as I’m still a beginner myself I’d feel like a bit of a fraud telling people how to sew in an invisible zipper (I can count the number I’ve sewn in successfully on one hand). But chatting about my fabric purchases is something I might just be up for!

So I hope you’ll join me in this sewing vlog experiment. I have quite a few ideas for different videos, which I will hopefully have lots of time to produce now that I’m on sabbatical. And if you have any thoughts please drop me a comment below, and if you feel extra enthusiastic you can subscribe to my new Song of the Stitch YouTube channel here.

Massive thanks to Chris (my husband) for helping me to film, for coming up with ideas and for being a patient and cuddly director. For first time film makers I don’t think we did too badly!

I hope you all have amazing Christmases, and I shall catch you on the flip side!


In the video….

Patterns featured:
Tilly and the Buttons Coco 
Tilly and the Buttons Delphine 
Capital Chic White Russian 
Capital Chic Manhattan 
Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers 


What do you think?