I remember a post years back, before I started blogging, where Jay wrote about what she didn’t think it was worth sewing.
Is there anything you wouldn’t bother making, because it is too much fuss, or you find it too hard, or had a go and said never again? Or are there some items you prefer to buy from shops and find RTW good enough?
Here’s my list
- T shirts
- Bras and knickers (I would make a petticoat)
- a corset
- technical sportswear
- not keen on blouses
- (until last month) jeans
Since I went and made jeans, having said I would never bother, I wondered what happened.
I wear jeans a lot – say two days out of seven. In my wardrobe I have five pairs – navy slim fit (smart ones ideal for evenings), baggy light blue ones with turn-ups (very comfy), dark brown bootleg (first choice for countryside) and some grey ankle length which are a good fit and comfortable and look nice with grey heels. Also I have a pair of light blue ones which are currently too tight. I am happy with my jeans – some I have had for years – and never felt the need to make them.
Then I got a chance with minimal outlay and gave it a go. The thing I have done is create a pair that fits really, really well. I now have tailor made jeans – there are comfortable, they fit well, they are size and shape I want and it was not that hard to make them look professional. The ones I have bought fit OK but not perfectly.
So now I have made one pair I am beginning to think about other variations – colours, length, shape, embellishment. I find myself a bit addicted. I am looking at denim fabrics in shops. I am on the internet looking at different, weights, types and qualities. I even went on a course on Indigo dying in the hope of dyeing my own light indigo denim. Is this even possible? I am looking at high street shops and jeans retailers to find interesting treatments. There is a lot of variety in the world of jeans – and as I have already crossed the rubicon all of these options are now open to me.
I have wondered about bras before. I have read blogs about corsetry too. And sportswear. And I have always thought – not me matey!
So what would you never make? And what might make you change your mind?