Joy of Sewing your Own Clothes.
The true joys and benefits of sewing your own clothes to help inspire you
to get creative!
Have you ever been for a day out shopping with the girls and not been able to find what you were looking for? There’s nothing more frustrating right?! You struggled through the crowded stores to find the perfect dress only to wait 10 minutes for the fitting room and find it doesn’t fit!
…Or it’s perfect round the the waist but it’s too tight on the shoulders, or it’s fine for your bust but too small at the hips! That’s when it’s time to get the sewing machine out!
Tailor your wardrobe
One of the main benefits of creating your own clothes is that you can tailor the pattern to your body’s shape using some nifty little tools! You can find out more about these in my Blog ‘Essential Tools in Pattern Making’ You’re also not limited to the colours and patterns shops have to offer, why not go bold and choose something no one else will have!
There’s nearly a sewing pattern for every item of clothing these days, from Gloves to Yoga Pants to Wedding dresses!
Time to break the Myth
There’s a myth that sewing your only clothes is expensive; it only is if you want it to be. There are no rules to say you must buy the most expensive fabric, there’s so many thrifty places to pick up unusual patterns and prints, including markets and second-hand stores! Also, how many times have you bought something because it was cheap? And not because it was well-made or built to last? This is what we now call ‘Fast Fashion’. When sewing your own clothes, you are investing time in creating something that fits you perfectly and something that will be a favourite in your wardrobe for years to come.
Sewing mends the Soul…
Sewing gives you an opportunity to escape from the chores of everyday life and focus on creating something new and more importantly something just for you! Like most hobbies Sewing is a labour of love and opportunity to express your creativity. Once you have mastered the art of garment sewing, you will get faster and no doubt more experimental with your choice of sewing patterns.
When you get that first compliment of ‘Wow, where did you get your dress?’ and you can say, ‘I made it myself’, you will be eager to start your next sewing project!
Find your favourite pattern, whether it be that perfect maxi dress or skirt for work and pick out your favourite fabric ready to start sewing!
Unleash your creative spirit!
There are no limits to the imagination when it comes to sewing your own clothes. Ever pictured a dress in your mind, only to scour the internet or fight through hordes of people at the Mall to find it doesn’t exist? Now you can create the dream garment by sewing it yourself!!
It doesn’t matter if you make a few mistakes along the way. Every time you make an item that you love to wear and feel 100% yourself in, then it’s a triumph worth taking the risk for!
Enjoy your Sewing Adventure, be sure to tag me @ginareneedesigns so I can see your creations!