It’s such a great feeling to know if I can’t find an article of clothing in the stores, to hell with the stores I’ll just make it instead. Most of the time I just alter something that’s already made but the results are the same; I get what I want to wear. Plus I get a lot of compliments on the stuff I make. It’s a wonderful confidence builder and it’s so nice to express individuality with clothing I know NO ONE else will have.
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I’m about to make a few really simple, comfy long skirts. I’m excited because they are super comfy, simple to make and so breezy in the spring/summer. I think I’ll do like 4 long and 4 shorter.
I designed my own laptop case for my MacBook. There were so few available to accommodate the 17” model. It’s green silky material and it’s so lovely! All I have to do it put on the straps. I’m so excited!
But I learned a bit about how to accomodate breasts in fabric that doesn’t have any give to it. So it’s a good lesson/experimentation. The next time I try it will be better.
Right now the main one is a silver satiny type of shirt. But I almost never have any time to sew. The fabric pile and list just gets bigger…
In the pile in the corner. I never have enough time. I have to unpack my sewing machine and pack it up each time because my cat’s suicidal and likes to chow down on some deliciously deadly sewing thread. It’s like cat fugu I guess.
I have a silver satin shirt in mind, I’ve had the fabric forever just waiting for the perfect pattern to present itself, and now I’ve decided to just go ahead and make it up. I may “waste” the fabric, but it’s pretty much a waste to have it in the sewing basket forever anyway. So, I’ll take a chance and try.
I hope to completely finish my sewing pile over the weekend. That will mean a lot of time and work but I will have several new garments instead of a pile of fabric in the corner.
OK so I altered some of my old shirts into ones I LOVE now. I also completed my extremely long quest for a 70s retro-yellow corduroy jacket. I ended up having to dye one and mix the dye myself because apparently no one else loves this color quite like I do. In some ways, I had to get over fear of “messing up” the existing garments, and just start chopping, stitching and plunge them into a dye bath if I want, without worrying about the consequences. The next thing I have to do is to take the 3 or 4 fabric bundles I have and shape them into actual garments.
I’m going to do some sewing tonight off someone else’s pattern. That’s not exactly my own design but I still get to take things apart and put them back together in my own way. So it works for me. Plus I get to take clothes I currently don’t care for and change them into something I actually do like. Through tailoring, embellishing, dyeing, etc. FUN!
Now if I don’t procrastinate, I should have about a half dozen new garments that I love by tomorrow.