Hi, well here it is my very first post, and hopefully the first of many. I’m looking forward to sharing my sewing successes and disasters with you. My plan for this year is to sew as many outfits as I can and finally make inroads into my huge fabric stash. Yes, I’m a bit of a fabric hoarder but I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s not a lot of point in having a cupboard full of gorgeous fabric if I’m the only person who ever sees it!
I think my fabric hoarding stems from fear – the fear of cutting into a stunning fabric and ending up with a garment that doesn’t fit properly, or doesn’t suit me. Experience definitely helps here. When I think back to the number of items I’ve made in the past in styles or colours that don’t flatter me, or chosen unsuitable fabrics for the pattern, I honestly cringe! Plus I was sewing through the 1970s and 80s when, in my opinion, fashion design generally was not at its best.
This year I plan to sew from both modern and vintage patterns (I love the 1950s), and, if time permits, I also want to create patterns by draping on the stand. I want to learn to create my own unique designs rather than recreating items on sale in High Street stores. One thing I’m really keen to do is to learn how to make lingerie, particularly vintage-inspired styles.
I will be sharing my successes and disasters on this blog. Sewing can be a lonely pastime and I’m really looking forward to joining an online community who share my passion. Please feel free to join me on my journey and comment and share your experiences with me. I’m really looking forward to talking to you all.