proudest accomplishment / most loved item / most
frequently worn item / thing you saved up for / investment pieces /
thing you worked a long time on / oldest thing that’s still in rotation
A lovely set of prompts this week Karen suggested she might do one a day on Instagram but I think that I might try and pick one for each prompt, if I can!
that is a good question other than finally getting a T-shirt pattern to
fit and not look home made my proudest make is probably my Ball Gown
that I made before I really started sewing. When I say I made, my Mother
helped me. it was a strapless ball gown made from a vintage Vogue
pattern (my Mother made the same dress for the evening after her
wedding) in a gorgeous Chinese dragon print silk (from the local
market!) and a curtain.
Unfortunately when I was 19 I was much
skinnier than I am now and I have let the side seams out once already
but I'm not sure if it actually fits me any more... But I don't think
I'll ever get rid of it, in the same way my mother still has the version
she made, which Nikki now fits!
Or possibly this double knitted hat which has a reversible pattern on it that I designed myself for a friend...
Most loved item
this is a difficult one, at the moment it is probably not a piece of
clothing but my snow boots. Bought two years ago they are still going
strong and putting up with being worn almost every day as soon as it
gets cool enough to put them on... Which is good going since the last
two pairs of Winter Boots that I had both wore through at the back of
Most frequently worn item
goes to either my boots or (depressingly) my dressing gown. My house is
freezing especially when I'm working at home either on the computer or
sewing machine you don't move much it is easy to get very cold. So most
days you will find me with my dressing gown over the top of my clothes
and yes it does get me odd looks from the postman!
With this in mind I am planning on sewing a 'house coat' to wear when I get cold and I wont look quite so shabby...
Thing you saved up for
far this isn't really a thing I do, so far I think my disposable income
matches my sewing ability so I haven't really saved up, or splashed out
on a piece yet. I like getting a good bargain so I normally save up my
fabric purchases till I find good deals. But if I do end up sewing
either my own Ballroom Dancing dress or a good winter coat I think they
will be 'splash out' purchases.
I found my winter coat three (?) years ago that was an investment
piece, although it did come from Primark (I actually tried to find one
from somewhere else!) I actually invested a lot of time into finding one
that actually fit me, even if I didn't invest huge amounts of money
into it. It is soo hard to find coats that I can lift my arms in!
also found a 'fur' (sheepskin) coat last winter which should also count
as an investment piece, again my bargain side coming out again as it
came from a charity shop :)
The thing you worked a long time on
post... Hmm I need to stop thinking that the only way I make garments
is sewing. Probably my longest project was my first jumper! (and when I
finish it my second one will probably be longer!)
Oldest thing that’s still in rotation
question, Nikki has most of the old things that have shrunk slightly
but are still usable (Dad's scout shirt and his Cambridge jumper) but
other than that I only just got rid of a halterneck top from my gap year
'06. We still have sailing tops from events way back when, but they
don't really get worn except for sleeping in (well hello XL Tshirt). But
probably the oldest regular use item would be my old Falmer boot cut
jeans that I cannot seem to find a replacement for and will soon need to
be recycled as the fabric is wearing way too thin... :(
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