Hello Fellow Sewing Enthusiasts!
My name is Maria and I am a dressmaker. I have been sewing for over 20 years now, but I unfortunately, I have been quite inconsistent... life does tend to happen quite a bit.
My problem...sewing garments that no longer reflect my style. This time in my life, I am leaning more towards longer skirts, looser jackets, tunics and dresses. I am at home quite a bit taking care of my multiple disabled daughter, so my clothing has to be comfortable, modest (because of all the bending) and feminine.
I enjoy natural fibers. And would prefer linen and wool over synthetics.
When I came across this site, I was so excited about the whole concept. Sewing from my stash is a bit of a hassle, one that I have tended to ignore continually. I will go and purchase fabric, before I go through the process of selecting the fabric from my bins.
This site and especially all of you, are such a motivator to me. To use up everything that I have
horded stashed for so long :) is a terrific idea! And the fact that it runs throughout the whole year is even better. What a fantastic way to create a good habit ;D
The picture above was one of the last outfits I sewed, that truly did not fit my style. I enjoyed making it, but once I wore it, I realized it is only for date nights and such...I need more casual clothes at the moment :)
The fabric came from my stash ( woo hoo!) so I guess, I had already started ;)
It is nice meeting you all! I blog here... http://iwantasimplewardrobe.wordpress.com/
Stop by when you can...
Peace and happy sewing.