Bath Vintage & Antiques Market

This weekend I popped along to Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, which is held the first and last Sunday of every month at Green Park Station and is chock-a-block with retro goodies. Although I could’ve come away with enough floral teacups to open a small cafe (and believe me I was tempted) I managed to keep my modest purchases sewing-related – I got two vintage dress patterns and some cute flower buttons for just £6. Can’t wait to use them! Continue reading “Bath Vintage & Antiques Market”

Review: The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC Two

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a needle and thread and tried my hand at sewing for the first time since studying A Level textiles (which is too many years ago to mention) so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that a new Great British Bake Off-style sewing series was about to hit BBC2. Judged by no-nonsense sewing expert and WI Institute member May Martin and dashing Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant, the show features eight competitors battling it out to be crowned the country’s best home sewer. Cue frantic seam-finishing, bungled buttonholes and sweaty-palmed stitching galore. Continue reading “Review: The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC Two”