I recently acquired a sewing obsession. It was most unexpected.
It started off with a thought along this vein: I should really learn how to make a few things for my wardrobe considering how hard it is to find clothes that fit.
As in socks are really the only consistent RTW items that I can buy with no fitting hassles…
So with this in mind, I stumbled across Tilly and the Buttons and subsequently bought myself a copy of Love at First Stitch, then proceeded to make a pair of pyjama pants, then a skirt and before I knew it, I was hooked!
Now it seems almost every spare moment is spent sewing (and unpicking), scouring around for patterns, and pouring over sewing books and blogs. I’ve noticed many sewists online saying how inspiring they have found others’ sewing blogs and I couldn’t agree more. Being such a solitary activity with very few people into sewing these days (at least in my life), the plethora of sewing blogs have been a huge help and inspiration for myself.
So I thought I’d dip my toes into sewing cyberspace myself, as a way to hopefully connect with other sewing enthusiasts while challenging myself in my own sewing journey also.
So without further ado, I thought I’d start my blog post with an outfit I made from one of Tilly’s patterns herself: the Francoise Dress.
This is a super comfy dress that’s fast become a weekend favourite. As the weather gets cooler, I’m planning to pair it with tights and a cardigan before its inevitable wardrobe hibernation over winter. Although, if I layer it up cleverly enough, it might not need to hibernate after all…
For the fabric I used quilting cotton from a local patchwork store simply because that’s all I could get my hands on at the time (there are no dressmaking fabric stores where I live…). But I find cotton is so comfortable to wear anyway so I’m not bothered.
As soon as I can source some knit fabric (and have finished my current sewing projects), I’m keen to make the long sleeved version for winter. My sewing to-do / wish list seems to grow by the minute. Does anyone else find that?
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!