What began as just sewing has now morphed into a Homesteading and self-sufficient blog outlet. Moving to a new state, starting our homestead and trying to do what we can to keep ourselves healthy and saving money. "Use it up, Wear it out or Do without." Is the motto here. I look forward to growing and learning. Come along with me!
23 January 2011
1st post*happy dance*
Since this is my first post of my first blog, I just want to say that I'm happy to be blogging to the world now about my work. I love to sew and to create. And to make a garment from a flat piece of fabric is just amazing to me. All the designs and choices that we as sewers have now amazes me. I first started to make my own clothes because I got frustrated with the ready-to-wear companies for not making anything that would fit me well. I'm not (as most people are not also) a generic sized person who can fit into anything and look good. I have been well endowed so to speak and as such don't have very many button up shirts and none what so ever that are flattering. I will be tackling this issue later. I'm right now working on a few vintage style dresses for myself. I'm having a little trouble learning some of the stitches on my new machine by myself, but I'll get it. I had a regular brother machine for almost 10 years no special stitches, no bells and whistles. Now I have a higher model machine and it does so many more stitches, it has a monogram stitch, a few design stitches that I've used for a top-stitching, and bunch of useful stitches that I've been doing by hand. So far I am making fun spring/summer dresses. I've finished two of them and will be posting pictures soon. I can't figure out how to make my slide show only show what I want it to, so you'll be seeing pictures of my pets until then.