It’s safe to say I’ve failed at the blog game…at least in any typical sense.
Things I’ve learned:
- I have a tendency to want to do things perfectly or, at least, like a professional or not at all.
- I want to be able to learn by reading as opposed to doing and thus tend to not get anything actually done (sewing-wise).
- I am actually a private person so I have difficult time with the blog/social media world.
I lieu of all the things I’ve learned it seems a bit contradictory that I would “soldier on” (so to speak) with the blog. BUT, I am constantly getting inspiration, ideas on what patterns to use, places to buy fabric etc from other sewing blogs so I’m hoping a can make my way into that community. Forgive me if my posts are simple or boring, I’m trying to forgive myself for imperfection.
I want to share some garments that I made last year that have become staples in my wardrobe. First, grainline’s scout tee in a knit:
The knit fabric was purchased from girl charlee (one of my favorite sites) over two years ago. I didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern from when I made it up in a woven and I love the fit.
Now that I’ve worn it several times, I would increase the hem on the bottom of the shirt as it tends to curl up.
It’s still a pattern that I reach for whether I have a knit or woven, I love that it’s so versatile.
I also made up a “sweatshirt” from a semi self-drafted pattern using the Built By Wendy “Sew U Home Stretch” book.
I used a double knit fabric from Vogue. It’s nice weight and hasn’t pilled as much as some of the other knit fabric I have but the polyester in it sometimes bothers my.
Hope to get more makes on the blog soon!