28 December 2012

Ooh Look, I'm Moving... Yes! It's a Video Blog!



I'm talking! And moving! Yes, I've broken the ice and produced (that sounds a bit grand, but you know what I mean) my first video blog post. Feeling a little nervous uploading this (do I sound like what you expected? do I look funny when I talk?) but - deep breath - gonna do it!

SPOILER ALERT! The patterns I mention in my post are:
Veste Pavot by Deer and Doe
Thurlow Trousers by Sewaholic (available in the UK from Fabric Godmother)
Ginger Skirt by Colette Patterns (available in the UK from Sewbox)
Coppelia Cardi and La Sylphide by Papercut Patterns

Enjoy!

68 comments:

  1. I love it! You were born to vlog:) So cute the independent patterns and their packages.. Yammi. I haven't made any of these yet, man, and I don't think I have enough years to live and sew all what I want. But I loved your little video and request more of these in the future! and a Happy New Year too:)

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    1. Aw thank you! I used to love playing Blue Peter presenter (UK cultural reference there) as a kid, so this was really good fun :)

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  2. As lovely in the video as in person...

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  3. Really liked your vlog! Please do more if you can!

    Enjoyed hearing about these patterns, i havent heard of a few of them before!

    Sandra x

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  4. Ahhhhh I miss London! I studied abroad there for a semester and I miss listening to all the accents! Even my Scottish friend who I couldn't understand what he was saying half the time. XD Your accent, however, is lovely and quite understandable and the vlog was delightful!

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  5. Aw, so pretty! I can really see you in that wrap ballerina cardigan, Tilly.

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  6. I know this is stupid, but sometimes I forget that some of the bloggers I read aren't American, and then you start talking with that adorable accent! Right! British! How wonderful that this love of sewing has brought the world closer together :) PS- I too have the gorgeous Veste Pavot and cannot wait to make it! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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    1. Haha yes it's funny when you hear a blogger talk for the first time!

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  7. I love your video Tilly, what gorgeous patterns you've shared with us.

    Can I ask where you got that sewing machine necklace? It's very sweet.

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    1. I got the necklace from Topshop a couple of years ago. You can find similar things on Etsy now.

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  8. Your video is great, I loved it! Also loving all your patterns. Santa brought me Colette's Peoney and Rooibos dress patterns, and also a trouser fitting book called "Pants for Real People", as I, too, want to make the Thurlows.

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  9. I'm with Christine. I wasn't expecting the accent, but I love it. What great patterns you've shown off. I can't wait to see how they turn out for you.

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  10. Lovely video. You sound really nice and friendly. One thing I've learned - is that how you pronounce Tasia? You've probably spoken to Tasia so I'm guessing you're right. I enjoyed hearing about your new patterns. I too have the ginger skirt which I would like to make in denim. They were my favourite new papercut patterns as well. You're lucky to get them as a gift!

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    1. I must admit I googled "Tasia Sewaholic pronunciation" to check! Hope I got it right.

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  11. You're such a doll! Loved getting a sneak peek at your prezzies!!

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  12. Ahhh! You are ridiculously adorable! Loved it :)

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  13. That is so cool, lovely patterns! And lovely to see you animated. It gives one a much clearer idea of a person. For those of us not lucky enough to have met you :)

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  14. Just noticed what's on your dress form as well. I think my guess few posts back was right!

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  15. Loved the vlog! OMG...You do sound like the voice in my head when I'm reading your blog...classy and of course British LOL!!

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    1. I'm not sure about classy, but definitely British!

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  16. Eeep, what a cute 'vlogger'! You sound as delicious as you look Tilly and I'm with Karen on the ballerina wrap...it's going to look adorable on you!

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  17. Ha, awesome! My husband says you sound just like me :) so amazingly wonderful of course ;)

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    1. But of course! All the best people sound like you and me, Eirian :)

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  18. I loved your vlog! :D I just got myself the hollyburn skirt from sewaholic patterns, very excited to try it out!

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    1. It's a really cute skirt - enjoy!

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  19. It's lovely to hear the voice behind the blog! I am a proud owner of Pavot as well and can't wait to make the shorter version of it when the winter ends!

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  20. love the vlog! :)

    I am soooooo jealous you have the Coppelia Cardi!! I SO want it! I've been stalling on ordering it but well, here I go!

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  21. Oh, this is so adorable! Yay! It's so much fun seeing/hearing what people sound like - your accent is lovely to listen to. :-) Looking forward to seeing what you make with your super new patterns!

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  22. Oh,my gosh you are freakin adorable. I love your video blog. How lucky are you to get all those patterns cant wait to see the finished product. I know that your from England but when I heard you speak I was shocked to hear your accent i guess im just used to reading about your sewing adventures. Have a Happy New Year!

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  23. British accents are the best, and yours is just A-DOR-A-BLE! I'm with a lot of other commenters, I forgot you were not American and was surprised to hear you :D I recieved 2 patterns I have wanted for quite a bit: the Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges dress and Banskia top. I am so excited to make them! Love your video, can't wait to see more!
    Hello from the South,
    xoxo Kate

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    1. I've got the Darling Ranges dress too - just waiting for the weather to warm up a little before cracking it open. Hope you enjoy making yours.

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  24. That was a great video! I am British but have lived in Canada for the last 8 years so it was fun listening to a UK accent (other than hubby and a few other ex-pats whose accents I am used to!) PS - I personally liked looking at the fabric behind you!!

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  25. I agree with everyone else and look forward to your next vlog... oh and I loved all the patterns too :)

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  26. Wow, I didn't think you could be any more adorable and there you are being all cute and British. Love it! I ordered the Tiramasu from Cake Patterns with some Christmas money. Still waiting for it to arrive. :)

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  27. Great video! You look/sounded fab, panic over :)

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  28. Wonderful! You've been spoilt at Christmas :) I'd love to see more video episodes!

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  29. Nice one Tilly! Merry Christmas to you too. I loved the vlog and seeing all your new patterns. I have been coveting the Deer and Doe patterns for a while now, my only worry being they are in French (sadly we don't have a need to learn French at school here). You mentioned they may be releasing some in English?
    My most recent pattern acquisitions have been vintage gems: http://buckinghamroad.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/patterns-and-liberty.html
    However, I did receive some Colette ones for Christmas: Sencha, Peony, Macron, and Anise. All so perfect to sew up in preparation for autumn.

    I would love to request a blog post about where you buy your fabrics (if any) online? In Australia we are really limited for choice in the stores here. You always seem to find the perfect fabrics for your projects, and it would be great to get some tips on where to shop online.

    Sam xox

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    1. Wow, what a lovely Colette haul - enjoy making those!

      I do buy fabric online but only from UK shops to save on shipping. There are a few links to the right -->
      I could do a post on how to shop online (rather than where from as it's country-specific) - would that help?

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  30. Tilly, you presented everything to smoothly, well done! I can't believe it's your first Vlog, you look like you've been doing it for ages :)
    Also, you have a video presence that is just as charming as you are in print!

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  31. Tilly love the Vlog - you came over as relaxed and natural :)!

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  32. Oh my gosh, I love it! It's so much fun to put a voice with a face. One of these days I'll post something with me speaking... maybe not! I'm to chicken. Your vlog is great!

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  33. You're a great public speaker! I love the "vlog," and like a commenter said above, it's great to put a voice to a face. Makes me want to give this a shot on my blog! Looking forward your next video.

    I got some sewing patterns for Christmas as well! My Coppelia just arrived in the mail, too, and I can't wait to get started on it.

    Since you said you wanted to take a peek, here's a link to my post about the sewing patterns I got for Christmas: http://sewwrong.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-gifts-and-other-sewing-stuff.html

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  34. Great job! You are a natural on camera! I didn't get any patterns for Christmas, but I did get some stunning fabrics for the garments I plan to make from Gertie's book and that was pretty exciting. Looking forward to more vlogs from you!

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  35. Wow, I did love the vlog as well! You pronounce so clearly that even I as a "non native speaker" understood every single word!
    You got some really nice patterns for Christmas, too! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the creations you envisioned and of course also new vlogs :)

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  36. Bloomin' well done lady, brilliant vid! I love hearing bloggers talk, and you did a great job for your first vlog :)

    Loving your pressie haul, I completely failed to get any patterns this year, but as I'm getting a house revamp instead I'm not too upset about it. Maybe next year that'll change, we shall see!

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  37. What a lovely vlog. You sounded exactly as I expected, I think. With very few in-person sewing friends, it is so nice to see someone as excited about their sewing acquisitions. What lovely presents and a lovely camera presence as well.

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  38. Oh my goodness Tilly you are just the sweetest thing!!! You're every bit as charming as I imagined. Video blogs are so much fun, aren't they? I loved watching your video and seeing your lovely new patterns. More vlogs in the future please ;)

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  39. Dear Tilly, I think I died several times while watching this video. You are absolutely the cutest thing with the most AMAZING accent and ahh! Pass me some of that charm, please :)

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  40. you are so sweet on your vlog, you'd never guess it was your first, such a natural I'd say!!

    I've recently bough the Thurlow pattern, it was my first sewaholic too and I was generally impressed.
    You can view it here if like http://fashbrickroad.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/purple-thurlow-shorts.html
    I did make the shorts!! although with this horrible British weather it was gamble I used a wool mix fabric and wear them with a pair of tights or two to combat the cold.

    Can't wait to see the patterns made up and looking forward to your next vlog too, well done :)

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  41. I thought your vlog was smashing! The patterns were tres cute, too.

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  42. Great vlog post. I am British so the accent didnt get me the way it has our American cousins but I still think you came across really friendly.
    I would love a post on how to buy online, I am down in the South East of England and aside from Hobbycraft I think we have only two half decent fabric shops in a 70 mile radius!
    I didnt have any patterns for christmas but a couple of new pressure feet for my sewing machine (ruffler foot and blind zipper foot) plus the lovely Kay Whitt's Sew Serendipity book so really excited to get going making stuff this year.

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    1. Okey dokey, I'll put that on my list of blog posts to develop...

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  43. Always really interesting to see how a person really looks vs how they look in the photos they selectively choose to post.

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    1. Indeed! Wish we could do the same with people who don't even post a name.

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  44. i agree with so many others i just loved your video blog. and i do believe we have the same adorable polka dots currently but i am excited to see your blog redesign! can't see what you do with all your fun patterns :)

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  45. You are too adorable and wonderful behind the camera! Along with everyone else from the US, I'm in love with your accent and your red lipstick is fab. Can't wait to see what you make with those lovely patterns. All the best to you

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  46. Your voice is exactly what I imagined from reading the blog! My husband walked in while I was watching and asked me how the new Doctor Who episode was! I received several patterns for Christmas, but I am very excited about the Colette Beignet (planning on doing it in a orange/brown velveteen.

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  47. Love that ! You look beautifull !

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  48. I got a bunch of patterns all included in Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, which is such a beautiful book. I've already marked all the things I want to make. So much fun!

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  49. Hi Tilly!

    I've only recently discovered your blog but already I absolutely love it! This vlog is also lovely, and it's so nice to see what you're going to make soon!

    While I'm an experienced craftster I'm very new to dressmaking so I've only made one thing so far - the Vogue 8763 dress - I blogged about it here: http://teafortwodiary.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/vogue-8763-out-of-my-comfort-zone-in.html, and would love it if you would check out my blog!

    For Christmas though I got two Colette patterns who I'm told do the loveliest patterns to work from! I got the Peony dress and Violet blouse - so excited to start those and then blog about them!

    Jen x

    www.teafortwodiary.blogspot.com

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  50. Tilly,

    Great video blog (slightly biased because I got a mention but hey ho you were fab anyway)

    Can't wait to see some these made up I love the Vests Pavot!

    Josie xxx

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