Hey BFF’s (Best Fashionista Forever) 😉
For a long time I struggled with what I wanted to do in life and I always resulted to Fashion. I want to do anything that involves working in the fashion industry. I want to be a fashion journalist, stylist, personal shopper, blogger and a designer. But now that I have a sewing machine and a bunch of ideas roaming around in my head, I want to be so much more than these professions.
I started sewing back in Dec 2014 when I first received my sewing machine as a Christmas present.
I feel in love and once I learned how to use it (and I’m still learning) I couldn’t stop. Though I took a brief break, I’m back at it full throttle. Starting with small DIY Projects like turning dresses into two pieces and sweaters into sweater bomber jackets, I’m embarking on a journey to learn more about sewing, designing and sketching.
I had to set up two small works stations in my room to get me in the designing mood. The space is small so it’s going to be tough to maneuver but determination will get me through. One station is where I keep my sewing supplies like scissors, fabrics, pins, measuring tape, etc. The other station is where I do my cutting, measuring and sewing.
This is tough to do and requires lots of hard work. So far, I’ve tried to make a cropped vest and a pencil skirt but it didn’t come out well. The vest is two sizes too small and the pencil skirt is a size too big around the waist. From those mistakes, I learned that measurements are very important to get the right fitting for a garment. Another thing I learned is that I did a lot of things right. I know how to sew well and I also installed an invisible zipper well for my first try on my pencil skirt. I didn’t make the sweater bomber but I’m pretty sure when I do, it’ll come out great for my first try.
Below is a rough draft of both my pencil skirt and vest.
The striped fabric on the sides are made from 100% acrylic and the middle navy blue fabric is cotton and spandex. Because the middle material includes spandex, the fabric could have been measured smaller to fit my body right but I didn’t know. For the zipper, I searched YouTube on How to sew an invisible zipper and it came out pretty good. What’s left to do is altering the waist and closing up any stitches for a finish look.
Now this vest is basically finished all I need to do is sew the front half on. The problem is it fits to small but I could wear it as a mini vest with a simple black dress or an all black outfit.
Stay tuned for the finish looks including the bomber and updates on my mini collection
Befriend the Trend & “Do it Yourself”!