I know that I find so much inspiration from the blogs that I follow, and I hope that I provide the same for you too.
I have had a lot of comments on my Chanel jackets, my Burda dress and Mike's shirt, so once again, many thanks to all of you that commented. Some people have said how inspired that they are after reading my posts, and that they too want to go and make something, be it a Chanel jacket etc. That is brilliant, do it, don't delay.
I have sewn for many years, but under the guidance of my mother. Sadly she died around 14 years ago, so I lost my go-to person to ask how to deal with my sewing conundrums but have found the internet and many sewing blogs, sewing sites and new found friends, from following these sites, a wonderful resource.
Sometimes people have left a comment saying "oh I am not ready to do that" or "I don't feel confident to make something like that". Well the first thing I have to say is the old saying "practice makes perfect" is absolutely true.
I resurrected my sewing nearly two years ago when I couldn't find the perfect "mother of the groom" outfit. Originally my D Mike said that he would purchase my wedding outfit - I couldn't find what I was looking for, so my daughter said; "why don't you get someone to make it?" I then came up with a brilliant idea - I said, "tell you what don't buy me the outfit, buy me the sewing machine and material and I will make my outfit". He did just that and having bought the hat first, I then took it into the fabric shop to match the hat to the fabric I wanted. The rest as they say is history.
|My Son Lewis and I just before he got married - Sorrento 2009|
The more you do, the more you learn and I am on a continuous learning curve. There are lots of things I have never made that I want to make. A bra and jeans are next on the list, but then I will look on PR and see something amazing and think "I want to have a go at that".
So why is she rattling on about all this. Just give it a go. If it doesn't turn out perfect the first time then try again - you will get there in the end, however I suspect most of you are much better than you think.
Catch you later...................