One thing I really enjoy about sewing is that we have the ability to make our own personalized version of the ready to wear garments we fall in love with. Check out how I turned many years of love for an image on Pinterest into one of my new favorite dresses!
I don’t consider myself a creative person. I have a hard time picturing things when they are described to me, and I find I do much better if I’m offered a visual representation of a design. However, I’ve recently started to recognize that there is, in fact, something a little more creative somewhere in my brain, and it is finally presenting itself in my handmade clothing. Over the past year and half, my sewing inspiration has come from ready to wear garments, the print on a fabric, the silhouette of a pattern, among so many other things. Most recently, the lightning bolt of creativity struck in the form of blue fringed suede.
I first fell in love with midi skirts last year, and I am so glad the trend has stuck around. In my opinion, midi skirts can stick around forever and I’ll be happy with it! So in honor of the first theme of #MeMadeFall2017 being autumn appropriate midi skirts, I thought it the perfect opportunity to highlight this awesome plaid midi skirt I made for autumn 2016!
As a nice warm welcome to the autumn season, I’ve teamed up with a few talented fellow sewists to head up #MeMadeFall2017. Our goal is to feature one particular handmade garment over each autumn month, to help ease our wardrobes (and hopefully, yours!) into the chillier weather. We’ve chosen 3 great themes that are broad enough to suit anyone’s style, yet cohesive enough to collaborate with each other in our creations. Want to see how I’ve kicked off #MeMadeFall2017? Check it out here…