Hi Nell.. welcome to sew weekly.. I too..have the thing of looking at fabric and patterns.. SO hard trying to decide what to do next.. Love it!!
Hope you enjoy. and I look forward to seeing what you make. Happy sewing.
Howdy y'all. I started sewing (seriously, at least) about 2 years ago. Originally, I just wanted to make my own Ren Faire costume, but have branched out into "modern" garments (as in post-Victorian era). After giving my sister most of my tops from last year as well as a coat, I have a new mission: nail down pattern alterations to get a top that fits ME the way unaltered patterns fit her ...
My idea of "fun" garments to sew include corsets and coats.
I'm also not very good at introductions LOL
Sounds like a good introduction to me...
oooh ...you like corsets and coats..They scare me,lol.. Cant wait to see what you make, Happy Sewing.
I guess I forgot something folks should keep in mind about me:
I have more adventure than I do knowledge or skill! LOL But the flip side to this is "I don't make mistakes ... I create *learning opportunities* for myself."
Yes, that is actually my personal motto, paraphrased from my only sewing lesson. My sewing mentor took a look at my first (unwearable) attempt, then at my second attempt I was actually wearing ... and told me I didn't need lessons. I just needed to go make mistakes since it appeared I learned more from my mistakes than she would be able to think of to tell me.
Getting explicit permission to "Go make mistakes now!" was unbelievably liberating. The other half of her sewing "lesson" was to instruct me to buy fabric cheap enough that I wouldn't be afraid to make mistakes on it. So, guess who has a sizable stash of cheap fabrics? LOL
Well, that would be you and me both with the sizable stash of cheap fabrics. Liberating definitely to have a red hot go at something and not be stressed if it doesn't go to plan. Best advice you could have received.
The final piece of advice to go with this would be what my Mum said about my first garments 'Just keep moving and nobody will notice!' :))
My Gran would have said 'A blind man on a galloping horse would be pleased to see it.'
(I still say this about my garment sewing, but DH gets cross with me saying I am better than that now.)
PS When you start on your coats or want to try some technical tailoring give me a shout, I've worked in tailors shops and made a couple of men's jackets and will be able to give you some pointers & advice.
Hi! My name is Claire and I started sewing when I became sick and tired of hunting for vintage dresses that actually fit me and that were less than $300! I had no background in sewing when I started my sewing journey! I have pretty much taught myself how to sew using other people's sewing blogs and youtube. This is my blog Kitten's Closet I always need advice and love snip-its of wisdom.