Sewing is perhaps one of those things that came naturally to me as a child. Granted, I didn’t have any Barbies but my Mother did own a very old (but well functioning) sewing machine, you know, the ones that comes attached to its whole desk.
My first taste of the sewing machine was when Mom would let me step on the pedal (with the needle taken out of course), I wasn’t even tall enough to reach it with my feet and I had to crawl under the table. Somehow, that was of my favourite things to do. Fast-forward some twenty years and I still enjoy putting the pedal to the metal (electric style of course) with our modern day Singer.
One of my favourite things to do, is actually hunting down vintage patterns. Why go out and buy those vintage “styled” clothing (aka. modern remake “costumes”) when you can make it from an authentic pattern? I think there’s a misconception that sewing from scratch is difficult, actually, sewing from no pattern is difficult but once you find a good pattern many of the vintage styles are surprisingly easy and fun!
Find it HERE
Today I just finished,
a 80’s long lean floor length dress, recreated into a beautiful romper for summer.
I hope this post inspired you to make something today, or tomorrow.
If you’re already a crafter; sewing? Painting? Polymer clay? Quilting? Woodworking?
If all this feels abit intimidating, even start today by doodling a little picture and start keeping a sketchbook and maybe tomorrow it will become a scrapbook and the next thing you know, it’ll be a Zine ^-^
Link me to your work, I’d love to check it out.