Flo-Jo Boutique

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Shift To Fit Sewing Workshop

This month we helped some beautiful shift dresses take shape, using the Laurel dress pattern. The next beginners dressmaking class starts Tuesday the 6th of September. Get more information about the class on our website or call in to the shop if you are interested.
The dress includes learning how to put a sleeve in, sewing details such as darts and pockets, a choice of two different ways to sew a neckline as well sewing a concealed zipper.
Such a pretty pocket! This dragonfly print from Inprint can be found in store at Flo-Jo Boutique.
 A lovely maxi dress version of the Laurel dress by Colette patterns.
And a summery batik version with pockets!

There are so many ways to alter a simple shift dress to make it just your style! What is your favourite kind of shift dress?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Tilda's work experience project

My Name is Tilda and I have choosen to do my year 10 school work experience here at Flo-Jo.

Product review.

I made a small felt fawn from a kit sold in the shop. The kit is called 'Flora the Fawn' and is a product of the Crafty Kit Co. a small British company that creates small sewing and crafting kits, mostly aimed at children. The kit contained all of the components needed to make the fawn, including the thread and needle and also very easy to follow instructions, complete with step-by-step pictures.

However, although the kit is aimed at 'craft lovers over 7 years old', there was a lot of hand sewing involved, so a certain amount of patience is needed. there. I would suggest children should be at least 9 or 10  (unless they are unusually patient!). The finished product is really sweet and worthwhile, as long as you stuff the legs well to give the fawn support, which I unfortunately failed to do.

About Me

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Flo-jo Boutique is the creative baby of Delia and Erika two seamstresses from Bristol specialising in lingerie and vintage styled garments. Designers of sewing kits and creators of sewing parties their shop in Bristol and online shop are home to a gorgeous range of quality fabrics and haberdahsery, craft kits, books and handmade gifts.