You may have noticed that I have been posting a lot of sewing projects lately.
There are a few reasons for this:
1. I often see clothing I like and would like to wear, but that I refuse to buy because of the price or the simplicity of the design. If it looks simple to make, it probably is, and I would hate to think I took the easy way out. I’m weird like that.
2. I can finally do something about it because I have recently (and a little late, I know) discovered the wonder of the YouTube how-to video library! There are so many videos out there that teach you how to make your own clothing, and most of it is so much easier than I knew. For instance, I made this dress yesterday:
I didn’t have a pattern, but instead created the design by tracing the shape of a dress that I bought some time ago and that fits me well. And the idea for that technique came from this video:
For the waist band of the dress I used a technique called “shirring,” which I learned by watching this video from Threadbanger.com:
And I also added hidden pockets, as illustrated in this recycled t-shirt video!
It’s as if a whole new world has opened up to me! I am going to need more closet space…