made to measure (learning to sew)
It's been a while since I've written anything here so for anyone listening/looking at this blog, bear with me as I explain that I've been single-minded lately. It's the needle. I have been trying to sew lots of things together for reasons I don't understand myself (getting sick of buying clothes with little style for too much money, feeling that all those years when I was a kid drawing fashion models should turn into something, and probably just the thrill of learning something new.)
See, I'm not a real sewist
yet, but maybe I'm getting there.
I have had my sewing machine for about a year. That machine works for me to cut the stress sometimes. And somehow I've become mildly obsessed with sewing.
I now check Burdastyle
daily. And now the The Selfish Seamstress.
And often Amy Angry Chicken Karol
, particularly when she is sewing
After some bazillions of projects in which I tried to figure out fitting, I did recently manage to make something I'm happy with. My Made to Measure
skirt (of which I only have crummy pictures) was really just a plain black skirt until I remembered that I had this ribbon.
And a bright yellow zipper.
I slowed down to take my real measurements and tried to sew it better. I wear it even. And when I do, I can measure stuff!
happy making to you and thanks for listening, take care,