with special guest Melanie Keane
When you hear the long list of different clothes that Melanie Keane has made it's hard to believe that she only started sewing when the UK Prime Minister announced the lockdown in 2020.
When I was planning for Season 2 of the Sew Mindful podcast I asked the Sew Much More Fun facebook group what topics they would like to hear about. Mel responded and said that it would be good to talk about the challenges of buying fabric as she had had some bad experiences and learnt a lot from them.
I was intrigued to hear about Mel's experiences and thought you might be too. So I was delighted that when I asked if she would be a guest on the podcast to share her thoughts, she agreed.
We ended up covering a lot more than just buying fabrics in our chat and I had such fun learning more about Mel and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
In this episode you will hear:
how Mel started sewing
how she inspired her family to get involved in sewing too
the patterns that Mel used to get started with dressmaking
her experiences and tips when buying fabrics
her tips on learning dressmaking techniques as a pattern tester
Mel's favourite patterns
Mel's favourite fabric shops
the benefits of sewing kits and where to get them
the impact of dressmaking on Mel's style and confidence
Mel's community project and how you can help
Links and resources mentioned
Pattern: Hug Hoodie, Made it
Pattern: Heyday Dungaress, Waves & Wild
Pattern: Cleo Pinafore, Tilly & the Buttons
Sew Organised Style podcast
Linda Young Couture, Ascot
The Lighthouse, Woking
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Get in touch
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by email to email@example.com
by DM on Instagram @sewmuchmorefun.co.uk
on the Sew Much More Fun Facebook Group
Thank you so much for listening and for all your support. x