Hey - so I make loads of stuff - I've made trousers, tops, blouses, dresses, skirts etc. The thing is I always feel ashamed to wear them, I know all the flaws and I can't bring myself to wear flawed stuff. It always ends up being thrown out, I think I regularly wear two things I've sewn. Am I just noticing flaws because I'm overcritical or am I bad?
Things just never look quite right to me, or there's a fitting problem or I can't get a technique quite right. I've got a fantastic step by step book but if anyone has any info or personal experiences I'd be happy. I've been sewing for four years now and I feel like I should be good by now, but I think I'm not :|
Firstly I'm quite proud of this. It was meant to be a silly sort of thing that looks good, like if a child was let loose with some paint they'd make this. Making it into a skirt means theres no fuss/pleats/gathers etc to distract from the striking fabric. I love it! I painted it myself.
Secondly I found some darling fabric at my LFS, patchworkesque floral print. Makes me want to buy a bundle of FQs and make my own patchwork!
(Needs an iron)
And finally my slightly more structurally complicated pattern, pseudoharem floral trousers!
OH YEAH all of these are handsewn with needle and thread. I left my lead in my uni halls so that was fail :|
Hello! This is probably my first 'proper sit down and draw' drawing ever. I love criticism it makes me feel like i have something to work with so please do break it down and tell me what's what, having said that please let me know what I've done well thanks!
I was looking through some bought burdastyle patterns recently and noticed that the 'pattern layout' page at the top of the pattern shows all the pieces in miniature, and when this page is printed out the largest size pattern pieces are more or less the right size for barbie! One issue of course is attachments, flies and zips generally aren't viable for barbie so allowances should be made, also oviously with measurements in mind a few alterations are a good idea because it'll never be perfect, these patterns are designed for humans after all - but after hand sewing a pair of harem pants for barbie I'd recommend this idea for contemporary clothes