I am curious. How many of you ladies wear just your handmade clothing or at least one piece everyday? How many of your own creations do you have?
pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked- Jane Austen
I only have a few handmade creations (working on that- I made 5 skirts last year, working on a few boleros, dresses, and suits this year) but I've decided that I am going to concentrate more on things I get the most wear out of. I used to only make very fancy dresses (think weddings and historical outfits) but I've realized that I can't show them off, because I don't wear them that often.
I've also realized that my handmade stuff is at least as good in quality as the stuff you buy, if not better. It's tough enough to take daily wear.
Progress: Going from being able to "hear a pin drop" to "can you hear me now?"
Kamikat, I figured you wore your clothes often. You've made so many wonderful pieces.
Ok I think I need to hide this pattern from myself. So far I have made two pairs of jeans and four pairs of shorts. I made these two shorts today and added a little embroidery to the jeans last night. I just did the large cherries not the small ones.
I made a duvet cover and pillow shams for our guest bedroom this week. I wasn't a fan of my old one so here is what I made
the back side
and the back of the shams
"After all, a girl is - well, a girl. It's nice to be told you're successful at it.”
~ Rita Hayworth
They are Simplicity 2654 I stitched down the pleats, added the buttons and piping.