I have been so looking forward to a week off work – and so far it has been really lovely. As usual I had my list of household tasks which had been put off for too long (cleaning cupboards etc.) and I really wanted to make a start on a dress I have been thinking about for ages using a Vogue Balmain 60’s pattern and some lovely vibrant blue fabric. So what have I actually achieved so far? This little guy!
Inspired by Heather Jack (Great British Sewing Bee Winner 2014) who was supported through every project by her faithful Pin Dog, I decided to attempt my own ‘Scotty’ version using some of the many offcuts and scraps of Harris Tweed I have accumulated over the years.
The pattern was a freebie from the internet x 200% and the body was constructed of Harris Tweed scraps in patchwork. The lovely velvet ribbon bow was saved from a Links of London Christmas gift, received from my husband some years ago and it was so pretty I couldn’t bear to throw it out.
Harris now has pride of place on my sewing trolley!
Thank you Heather – for your inspiration. You are such a worthy winner and you were so disbelieving that you had actually won!!!.