Sewing for me

I have finally got around to doing some sewing for myself. I find it a bit tricky doing sewing for myself as I have a scoliosis which makes fitting garments a bit tricky.  I have bought a dressmakers dummy in the hope that I will be able to make some changes to the shape of the dummy so that when I make something for myself it will be a better fit than in my past attempts.

The garment I have chosen to make is this one, a very simple straight shift.

I bought some very cheap stretch fabric for my first try.

I was working on the premise that if it didn’t work out it would not be a big waste of money.

I cut out the longer version but when I had finished the garment I actually ended up hemming the shorter version.

The pocket detail.

Overall I am happy with the finished result.  Next time I would make it in a finer fabric as this fabric is quite thick.

I’ve been in the Spotlight recently.

I should just stop going into Spotlight.  I get trapped every time.  For those of you not in Australia, Spotlight is the shop where you can buy all things associated with sewing and craft but also bedding and household goods.  I tend to just go to the sewing and craft section most of the time.

I was well and truly trapped the last time I visited as I passed the sewing pattern table and noticed that you could buy three patterns for $10 with a further discount if you were a VIP member.  Naturally I couldn’t pass up a bargain such as that.  I was sure I would be able to find three patterns that I could use at some stage.

Well of course once I had purchased my three patterns I then had to find some fabric.  I knew I didn’t have any stretch fabric at home and I had chosen a stretch fabric pattern as one of the patterns.

IMG_2644I was prompted to buy a stretch fabric pattern after all my work in sorting the overlocker.  I haven’t done any stretch sewing for many years and I thought it would be good to give it a try again.

hoodieI produced these two items and I am happy with the result.

hoodie 2