Friday, August 21, 2015

a handmade wardrobe - part one

I learned how to sew when I was about 7.  My first real sewing project was a red corduroy dress.  I made many of my own clothes throughout my high school and college years, even my wedding dress.  I sewed for my girls until they didn't want to wear dresses anymore (but I still have a suitcase filled with those sweet little dresses).  Then it became hard to find a fabric store that had good fabric to make clothes and I moved away from sewing clothes to sewing quilts.
Over the last year, I have been working on simplifying my wardrobe options.  I know many are tired of the terms for this so I won't mention them (email if you are interested).  What is exciting is that there is a handmade wardrobe challenge going on in the yarn world.  Many dresses, tunics, skirts, and tops are being planned and sewn.  Lovely items to compliment beautiful sweaters and shawls.  This morning I dug out some patterns and found one that I have made a number of times.  I think it is a great project for my week-end. 
Check back to see what fabric I find to go with a sweater I have on the needles.
You can read more about one handmade wardrobe challenge on Helen's blog.


Gayle said...

Fun to hear about your sewing history as it's very similar to mine - including the wedding dress. I did not save any of my old patterns, and all fabrics are long gone. Kinda wish I had saved the multi-sized patterns to use for the grandkids, but oh well, good luck on your new challenge!

TakeMeThereTotes said...

Don't think I'll walk down this trail again. But I have saved all my old patterns just in case.

Lori said...

Very sweet and think of how long the clothing will last.