I’ve often wondered about this question from two angles. Firstly I often look at other people sharing their makes on social media and wonder whether their latest garment will end up as a dusty memory or a much loved and eventually worn out faithful companion. Not because I query the flush of their ‘I just made this’ enthusiasm, but just out of curiosity. I often feel like seeing the shiny new, freshly made garment is only the start of the story, or at least only the middle of the story. Because if we’re garment sewing then surely the wearing of the garment is the rest of the story? And I’d like to know whether there’s a happy ending.
And then the other angle is that I often wonder it about my own makes. I am very much a member of the enthusiastic ‘I just made this’ club, and it’s a great club. But in my quest to become more stylish and more ‘me’ in how I dress I’m finding I’m much more reflective about what I make these days. And I’m looking at what really happens to the clothes I make to try and learn what works for me and what just seemed like a good idea at the time…
Sooooo that’s a long winded introduction to the origin of my latest video which is live on YouTube today. I’m sharing 9 outfits that I’ve worn in real life in June 2020 and sharing my thoughts about them.
In this blog post I’m summarising all the outfits and patterns that I mentioned and linking to fabric shops and pattern companies where relevant:
I hope you enjoyed the video and this post was a helpful addition. Do you have a favourite outfit that I featured, or even more interestingly what was your most favourite recent outfit, whether it’s an old favourite or a new and surprising combination I’d love to hear about it. Let me know in the YouTube comments if you can xx
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