donderdag 1 februari 2018

pushing through

Nice words aren't enough so to put my words into action I decided to take sewing classes. Yes, I have already had two classes and finished, or almost finished, my first project. Unfortunately for me I decided to use a flimsy jersey and oh boy, it wasn't easy I can tell you. I have learned though that when working with jersey, spray starch is your best friend and so are pins, lots of pins. Because jersey has a tendency to move all over the place and puckers are very easily created. I have never in my life sewn and re-sewn seams so many times in one garment. But remembering my very own words I pushed through. And as my husband reminded me, it is o.k. because I am still learning after all and it is my first time working with jersey so I can be forgiven for not doing it perfectly the first time around. I don't think I did to bad not having sewn a garment in over 12 years if not more.
A long long time ago I was a student at a fashion college but I never REALLY learned to sew. I was a design student and we did get sewing classes because as designers we needed to know how a garment is constructed but I never really learned in depth.
In the following years I did make some basic clothes for myself and when my children where born I made some clothes for them but it was all pretty basic.
So now I am learning more in depth and hopefully in the not so far future I will be a lot more comfortable sewing my own clothes. It saves a lot of money if you are willing to put in the work and you will have some nice clothes to show for it. Well that is what I hope anyway.

I also finished my little black bag and I am really happy with it.

I will explain all about it in a new post.
Until then and HAVE FUN in the meantime.