Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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
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.