...seeing what other's create with their hands never ceases to amaze me! There is no mistaking a hand crafted garment that has been given meticulous attention, time and a bit of love during it's construction. I seem to be always on the lookout for it. Why?, because I learn so much to help me improve my own work from others. Expert craftsmanship just seems to pops right out at you.
Such was the case with DIANE from DREAM, CUT SEW who happened to comment on one of my recent posts. I ALWAYS pay attention to my comments! They not only let you know that people like your work, but also contain meaningful advice, suggestions and help just when you need it. Diane's comment made me automatically pop over to see her blog, and I am oh so glad that it did.
This avid sewing blogger and Instagrammer is lighting up the internet with her amazingly planned and constructed garments. She is what I'm looking at as a pant's fitting expert who works with her own precision sloper turning out pair after pair of wonderful pant style designs - from the same pattern. I'm sure you will enjoy reading about WHY SHE SEWS AND BLOGS ABOUT IT...
Why She Sews
I sew because I feel like sewing and being able to create with my own two
hands is in my blood. I grew up with
sewing as both my mother and her mother too were sewists. I started at a very young age (I had a very
well dressed Sindy doll!) and a love of sewing with gorgeous fabrics and of
style have been with me ever since. My
mother taught me about the importance of fit and now fit is a huge reason for
sewing my own clothes because I would say that over 90% of RTW garments that I
ever bought ended up being altered in some way to get a better fit or to change
the style a little. Another reason that
I sew is being able to see a designer outfit in a magazine and thinking, “I can
make something like that!”. I love to
adapt and tweak patterns when I’m inspired by designer pieces so that I can get
a similar look for a fraction of the price.
I hardly bought any RTW over the last few years, apart from a few
sweaters and underwear and it’s a fabulous feeling to look in my closet.
Why She Blogs About it
Well, I’ve actually only been blogging since the end of January of this
year, so I’m quite a newbie still, but I started my blog because I felt like
challenging myself to try something new and as a way of adding a different
facet of creativity to my life. I
enjoyed the big learning curve that came with building a website from scratch
(it was a bit scary at first!) and as I’ve always had an interest in
photography, I want to learn more about that as I gain experience by taking
I really, really wanted to connect with the sewing community that I’d first
encountered on Instagram and now I’m enjoying being able to build on that via
blogging and other bloggers. Sharing my
passion, my makes and hopefully some of my knowledge, I’d like to think that
people feel inspired when they read my blog, in the same way that I’m inspired
every single day by other bloggers and Instagrammers…yourself included
Faye! Thank you for having me on your