Monday, 30 March 2015

March 2015


General Life Stuff

This month started off on a high note, for the first time in what seemed like ages I had a job interview. I was thrilled with the immediacy of it; I had just applied and within the hour received an email requesting me for an interview. Sadly, after the second interview I was notified that I would not be getting the job (but at least she told me). It was for an industrial sewing position and I have zero experience on an industrial sewing machine. I think perhaps in another dimension, if this lady had begun the hiring process earlier, I could have had time to train myself on the machine. She had to fill orders immediately so there would be no reason to hire someone so inexperienced. I guess she was hoping my years of home sewing experience would allow me to pick up the machine quickly (?) but that was not the case.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

No More Body Shaming!


Let's put an end to body shaming!

I want to put an end to all the horrid body shaming that's been taking place. I want plus sized, thin and mid sized people to live together harmoniously! I want the young women of tomorrow to not have to start worrying about their looks at such a ridiculously young age (because I'm sure we all started to worry about that shit when we were far too young). I've been planning this post for months but I've finally decided to post it because it's spring and spring is a time for cleansing and purging. It's also a time when most women start to worry about their "beach bodies"...

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Fun with Florals!

Alternative Fashions for Springtime 

Spring is almost officially here! I've been hearing the many mating calls of birds and believe it or not, I've seen grass!!! I'm excited for sunnier days. I've even been feeling the change inside myself. All winter I felt lethargic and unmotivated but now I have a sense of renewal, like I can take on any task. I have many plans for my wardrobe this year and I am now beginning my spring and summer sewing. I often daydream about the outfits I would like to make and when I do that I like to look at what's out there in shops. This is what lead to today's post which features alternative outfits for spring!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fighting the Home Made Blues

How to make handmade garments look professional

Anyone who has taken up sewing has gone through the pains of being a beginner. Nobody makes a perfect garment on their first try. It can take years of practice before you start seeing real progress in the quality of your work. I was an absolute horror when I started sewing! I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing. I cut out pieces of fabric haphazardly with no pattern, or ruler, or any instruction what-so-ever. I was only a child with a big imagination and absolutely no patience. I shudder when I think of my first sewing "creations", as I'm sure many of us do. It was only a few years ago that I was still making garments that I felt looked like crap. Back then I wouldn't wear what I made and I would often feel defeated because they looked so bad. They looked really, really home made.
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