As you might know, I’ve gotten myself into sewing as well as everything else displayed here. It is actually really becoming a thing to me. By now I’m in a stage where I no longer want to buy clothing from stores. Especially fast fashion stores. I admit, it’s nice to get some basics, like thights. I can’t do underwear yet. And I’m not making pants or jeans anytime soon, that’s something I think would be extremely difficult and my sewing machine is not up for thick fabrics!
It’s for all the ethical and environmental reasons… I feel like people know about the problem with cheap and fast fashion but the majority ignores it and pretends it’s something that doesn’t happen or isn’t a very direct problem that they can change.
So I decided to change. Baby steps.
First up, a dress I remember finishing in December:
It’s from the first issue of ‘Knip’ I ever got, August 2016. That’s a Dutch sewing magazine.
Second: another dress. Same issue of the magazine 🙂
I actually changed this one quite a bit, because the middle part was a hot mess the first time I tried it on. I shortened the top part a lot and sewed it back on.
Third: I made a rockabilly dress with a petticoat! It was in honor of the theatre play we did with the theatre society called ‘the Deep Blue Sea’, which is set in the 50’s. I really wanted to make this and wear it for the show. It turned out pretty amazing and I wear it to work too 🙂
Lastly, I made this skirt not too long ago, without any pattern.
At the moment I’m not sewing anything, but I do have many ideas of what to do with the pile of fabrics I got myself a few months back!
I’m in preperations for my summer getaway to the World Bodypainting Festival! 🙂 I’m so excited and I can’t wait to meet the wonderful artists that will be there! My expectations are high and I’m really really looking forward to my workshops!
Also, Game of Thrones is baaaaaaack!