I needed some structure and vision in my sewing journey. And apparently there were more like me (nope, i’m not a special snowflake): Seamwork Magazine came to the rescue!
They designed an 4 week program to help you plan your wardrobe. You can enroll twice a year and I decided to enter this February. It’s free, but you have to be a Seamwork Member (active or paused membership, it doesn’t matter)
Every workday for 4 weeks you get an email with dispatches, food for thought & worksheets. And step by step you getting closer to designing your wardrobe. That is a lovely result eh? But there is work to do. A lot.
There is a Design Your Wardrobe Facebook group and it totally took over my timeline. I loved it (because it all are very positive posts & all abouw sewing, what’s not to love?) but when the course started and I couldn’t start immediately, I got a bit overwhelmed with all the input the other students were giving. Lees verder “Design your Wardrobe week 1”→
It’s May 16th and I documented my outfit almost every day. I am pretty impressed by myself, because normally i’m not really dutifully 🙂
For every day (except one) I wore at least one Me Made garment and still haven’t worn every garment i made! I’m very proud of it, because I’m sewing since September 2015 so that’s 1,5 years now.
Also I’m good at thrifted clothing. My jeans are mostly from garage sales/ thriftshops. And all my RTW clothes are with me for a long, long time. Lees verder “Halfway MeMadeMay”→
The second make of the SewMyStyle Sewalong!
This time it was the Saunio Cardigan of Named Clothing. It is my first try with the Named patterns, and to be honest I am a bit intimidated by the patterns. They are very hip and have a lot of constructive details, and I always consider them out of my league (read: comfort zone).
The same with the Saunio Cardigan: a short but boxy/ oversized cardigan. Very simple, and could be elegant with a thin, very long hipster girl who likes to play with her silhouet. Everything I am not 🙂
(#momcore of the non hipster kind is more me)
But I tried the Saunio Cardigan (a heck why not) and I was pleasantly surprised. It kinda suits me!
I started my sewing plans for 2017 with a kick start. I spend New Years Eve making stamps and decorating t-shirts and fabric with Ieke (my 6 year old) and my mum.
The fabric of my Toaster Sweater 2 and the birthday dress of Ella (and Ieke’s very similar dress 🙂 ) were made.
After dinner I was so tired and I was afraid I couldn’t keep my eyes open till 12. So I just kept going. Ironing (so much fabric!), cutting out the Toaster Sweater pieces and tracing the Saunio Cardigan pieces. Pretty pleased with myself for keeping myself awake, gheghe.
Een heel vroeg voornemen. Ik doe mee aan #sewmystyle: 12 kledingstukken maken in 12 maanden. En niet in mijn eentje, maar via Instagram georganiseerd project met deelnemers over de hele wereld! Alex Bartholomew heeft dit bedacht en uitgewerkt. Vet tof!
Nu de patronen eens goed bestuderen en misschien (stiekem) een beetje vooruit werken. Want ik merkte dit jaar dat de zomervakantie een naaistop betekende.
Een foto die is geplaatst door Emily (@selfassemblysewing) op
A very early NY resolution: I’m joining #sewmystyle: 12 pieces of garments in 12 months. And not just by myself, but in a through Instagram organised project with participants all around the world! Alex Bartholomew is the organiser. SO COOL!
Now I need to use my time wisely to check out the patterns and maybe try to (secretly) do something beforehand. Because last year I noticed the summer vacation means a sewing stop for me.