Once again, I have not written a blog post in one thousand years, but it’s a new year and it’s time to get my act together! Despite having not written I have done a little bit of sewing! I’ve done a few repairs here and there but most notable I made a unique party outfit for a fabulous holiday party I attended in January.
People tend to say that you can save so much money making your own clothes instead of purchasing them new. Yes and no. Fabric can be expensive and then you have to put in the time and effort to make something on top of that. Remember your time is worth something too. Spending a lot of money on materials for a project stresses me out because I am not a professional seamstress so the likelihood that I make a mistake or two along the way are pretty high. It’s important to me to make sure my relaxing and fun hobby stays that way. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but the way I achieve this is to use remnants, usable scraps and used clothes that need some new life.
The work in progress…
For this project I used a combination of newly purchased fabric and some free scrap material I acquired from a friend. I had an idea for a unique party outfit design but I am inexperienced at creating my own patterns and especially for something difficult like evening wear. I found a pattern at the fabric store that was similar to my idea so I could modify it. The materials I used were black satin, sheer black chiffon, and the spandex scraps.
The look I was going for was a colorful sexy look. I used the spandex to make a body suit with a low cut, hot color top with a black bottom. The second piece was an open front over skirt, sheer from waist to mid thigh and then solid satin from thigh down to chapel train.