I thought that I would document my journey into sewing, but for those who follow me on Instagram know that I have been at it for a while now. My twitter was started in march and only posted the second tweet today… bear with me guys!
The best way to get something done is by starting… so here it is. I shouldn’t be short of things to type as I am a prolific sewer AND I have a back log of garments to talk about.
Its been an interesting journey so far, fed up with never finding things I liked in shops and resenting paying out for decent basics that were never quite right has motivated me to make my own clothes. I have always sewn, but it was more of a necessity than a hobby (seat covers, curtains, repairs etc) During my Uni days I played around with sewing as a medium and had some great results, again it was something separate, not something I incorporated into the everyday.
Making your own clothing is a strange thing, and quite a brave first step. I do have to admit i was rather snobby about people who wore their own creations, and in my defence i had good reason: Sometimes it can be quite ‘Frumpy’ and so far apart from fashion. I would imagine older women attaching fabric flowers to green tweed and fox patterned items, I imagined Linens and layers… luckily a quick search on Instagram introduced me to many women and men, like myself, who made things that I wanted to wear too.
So here I am, 4 months in, a bulging fabric stash, a wardrobe full of new clothes and patterns coming through the door almost daily!
My main love is Instagram, I love posting and looking as I am a very visual person, but this blog will make me focus more, maybe think things through a little, by writing in down before it flutters away.
Hope you enjoy