Exciting news and massive new project

So, First thing I want to say is sorry for the massive blackout in posts recently, I have been so busy away from my sewing machine! The big news is that I just got engaged! I’m so excited and just like any creative person would be, I am elbow deep in wedding planning already. For an avid amateur dressmaker the prospect of a wedding means something massive. It means the chance to design and make my wedding dress (I know some people say it’s bad luck but I would hate having to wear a shop bought dress on one of the biggest days of my life).

After browsing some bridal catalogues and getting an idea of what kind of dress I might like I decided that strapless and tea-length were my two key wants in the dress. I also wanted silk because it is going to be a summer wedding and I don’t want to be sweating away in a synthetic fabric dress!

Normally I stick to Vogue patterns because I prefer their fit but I just couldn’t find anything girly enough in their formal range (it was all a bit to sleek) so I am going to start with SImplicity 3878 in view D (the one in the photo).Image

The colour scheme for our wedding is yellow and purple (blueberries and custard as my mum would say!) so I am wanting to have white dress with a yellow lace overlay but I’m still looking for a good balance between quality and price in terms of lace!

If any readers have ever made a wedding dress I would love to hear their experiences in takling the nicest dress a girl ever gets to wear!


Introducing SRHJNE – SiNguLaRiTyWarE

“The technological singularity is the theoretical emergence of superintelligence through technological means.Since the capabilities of such intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the technological singularity is seen as an occurrence beyond which events cannot be predicted.” – Wikipedia.com

When this happens we need to be ready: ready to survive and ready to look good!

I am currently a full time Solar Physicist and part time dressmaker, Sarah, and I am about to launch my first fashion line “SiNguLaRiTyWarE”. As an actual scientist, a wannabe sci fi heroine and an avid amateur dressmaker I wanted to draw on the hi-tech, maybe dystopian, view of the future we see so much in Science Fiction and create wearable and artistic ladieswear. When I am creating a piece the catwalk I imagine is the post-apocalyptic wasteland or some grimy cyber-punk bar in the shadiest area of a martian colony.

Today I launched my first commercial venture on the dressmaking front, my Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SRHJNE 

As I add more items to SiNguLaRiTyWarE I will track their creation on this blog and when finished (if I am not too attached to them that is) they will go up for sale!