Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Self Stitched September Wannabe

Ah. Self Stitched September. What a smorgasbord of inspiration. Someday I hope to be able to participate. Actually, would it count if I wore my self stitched lounge pants to bed every night? No? It's not the same? Well, ok then. I guess I'm just going to have to sit this one out.
But really, some day I would love to participate.
I realized that I'm putting off doing garments for myself out of fear of not being 'good enough.' But how am I going to learn if I'm not doing?? Don't get me wrong. I love making clothes for my living doll, Laila. And for whatever reason, I assume that whatever downfalls my clothing has will be upstaged by her cuteness (so far, so good). Do I not have the same cuteness? No need to answer. Purely hypothetical.
Anyway, it's a goal of mine. To have a wardrobe-heck, a mini wardrobe, completely made by me. Something to work towards, I suppose. But, as with any goal, there is always a first step. I suppose I should plan a 'me' project. Maybe this:

It's got good reviews. And I like both views. 'A' could be for slightly dressier occasions, while 'B' would be great for lounging. One reviewer even added a zipper. And maybe this would be a good foray into knits.


  1. I think that's one of the points behind these Me Made Months - it forces you to wear your self stitched garments that you would normally ignore because of the nit-picky problems everyone sees in their pieces. Just remember, it doesn't have to - and won't - be perfect, especially when you're first starting out.

    Keep in mind that you may have several pieces that just don't work out. Either you sew up a beautiful pattern that's too small, or you'll make some sort of stupid mistake like reversing the corduroy pile on the back half of an A-line skirt, or even just bugger it up completely. Heh, all things I've done. Best thing is not to let it get you down, don't get discouraged, and get back on that sewing machine.

    And if your final project has a few problems with it? Wear it anyways. My favourite top is my faux wrap top, and the bust is too small, the bottom hem flips up all the time (should've done a 1/2" or 1" hem instead of a 1/4" hem), and the side seams are horrible. But I'm damn proud of it since it was my 3rd wearable garment.

    Just keep sewing (and use inexpensive fabric until you get better). The rewards are so worth it! :D


  2. I love view A. I can imagine wearing it to the office. You could make it in all sorts of colors.

  3. Hey there! I don't know if you've noticed yet, but I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. It's optional, of course, so no pressure. But it's pretty fun to do, and I'd love to learn more about you! :)

  4. Thank you, Heather, for nominating me! Would you believe it: I read your entire post but got interrupted (nap time was SO over!) when it came to your nominations. I can't wait to write up my post!


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