My sewing adventures!!
I'm learning to sew! My mum is teaching me and I'm slowly getting there but boy sewing sure is hard. This is where I will post clothing that I've made (with varying degrees of success and my mums help). My idea is that you'll be able to see my progress as a sewer and idk designer? I like using second hand patterns, particularly ones from the 80s as not only do I like the style but I find older patterns fit my body better than newer ones. The older patterns seem more forgiving to an hourglass bodyshape while more modern patterns I s2g are designed like potato sacks for men without hips. I also use a lot of second hand fabric bc baby im broke i have no money i can't afford new fabric if its not on sale and it's not always on sale!!!
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Super cool ass 90s Fresh Prince of Bel Air type shorts made from thrifted material and pattern. They're nice n comfy. This fabric was a really great find.
Striped duvet crop top & polka dot skirt!I made this crop top and skirt set out of a $3 op shop duvet cover. The pattern i used was an 80s pattern which included both items! It's a sweet little summer outfit, I'm really happy with it! While making this I learned how to make bias binding and put pockets into things (yes the skirt has pockets). It took a LOT longer to make than it should have due to my sewing machine having tension problems. The fabric gives me big Fresh Prince Of Bel Air vibes
Donut dress I made with a heavy brand new fabric which was half price. I used a 70s pattern but shortened it a lot making it into a mini dress. It also shrunk in the wash afterwards so now it's REALLY mini lolol. My boyfriend took me out for donuts on its first outing.
Cherry pinafore + sailor shirtThe pinafore I made with a lot of help from my mum for my yearly local convention. Using leftover fabric I also made matching wristcuffs and hair bows. I needed a lot of help from mum for the buttons which I hadn't done before and because a few weeks before the con I suddenly lost a lot of weight! So she had to drastically take it in for me :'D. Since I've started making my own clothes I've tried to make sure I eat both regularly and in moderation so that I don't suddenly gain/lose weight and no longer fit my nice clothes. The sailor shirt I bought from Aliexpress and then customized with lace and created my own bow on the front of it with resin, chains etc.