Thursday, April 30, 2009

Something for me - Part 2

I have been sewing lots lately but for other people. I thought it was time to make something for me. Past attempts to make clothes for myself have not ended well. I seem to always have trouble fitting patterns and the finished item never seems to look how I thought it would. Then I feel like I have wasted my time and the fabric and I'm never going to make myself anything again. All very dramatic!

But I decided I needed to stop worrying and just make something. So rather than deal with the stress of a bought pattern, I pulled out a top I liked but no longer fit and made my own pattern by copying what I liked and adding what I wanted. My mum happened to be staying over while all this was happening and as she is a great sewer, was able to offer excellent support and encouragement.

Anyway... after not too many hassles, this is what I came up with.



I am really happy with my new top, but the best part of this whole process is that I did it without worrying about perfection, following steps and what might be wasted if it didn't work. There is hope for me yet!

11 comments:

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Ooh, I love it! Nice pinstripes, nice shape, nice colour, and nicely sewn! Well done. I LOOOVE that brooch!! And I am so the same when it comes to patterns- they just make me panic. I'm loving just making stuff up instead and then being blown away by the results. See you tomorrow!! Arghhh!! xx

Linda said...

beautiful top, there will be no stopping you now!!

truj said...

Well done - can I put an order in now for myself?

Michelle said...

great job...looks fantastic...
I have always had trouble sewing clothes and still do...I hate working off patterns and just dive in...
and yes I hate wasting that much fabric for it to not work...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Very stylish!! Love the neckline. No doubt it will be the first of many.

Jodie said...

ooohhh fantastique!!!

Tinniegirl said...

It's really great. I love the neckline.

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow, it's amazing!
Not worrying about perfection is my sewing motto.

David said...

I am looking forward to seeing you wearing this in the very near future...

It looks awesome!!!

BTW: I am sure you'll find this funny, cause I do.... The Word Verification for this post is "Lards" I think there might something in that for me?? Hahaha...

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Looks fantastic. Well done!

kirsten said...

brilliant top!
LOVE it.
i love that neckline.