It has been a while since I have made any clothes for myself, and I am a little sad about that. The reason that nothing has come out of my sewing room (clothing wise) is that I have lost weight recently (26 lbs and counting!) and although this is the ideal time to make some new (smaller) garments - I don't want to use my lovely, lovely fabrics for clothes that will only last a couple of months. I know that some of you go through your wardrobes with gusto each season, clearing out the old to make place for the new, but I tend to keep hold of clothes for a little longer. So, no clothes sewing for now . . . . however, I am booked on a bra-making course on July 14th (here in Canada!!) and I can't wait! I have booked a week long course - if I have to travel halfway across the country, I really need to spend a few days there! I plan to travel a little whilst I am there - Niagara Falls is relatively close, and I understand that Burlington is worth a visit as well. Oh, and then there is Lake Ontario, I think that I will be dipping my tootsies in the sea. Has anyone taken a course like this? Do you make your own bras?
Sadly, if my bras could speak right now, I am sure that this is what they would be saying - but in a couple of weeks, I should have some much happier underwears!!
But here is what I have been making. A few baby hats and wallets to raise money for charity.
Pretty cute hats - very quick and easy to make.
The fabric for the aboe wallet is from a designer called Laurel Burch - probably very well known amongst the quilters out there. Her colour combinations are gorgeous.
And finally, the last two greyhound fabrics are from Spoonflower - they are not my designs, but you can buy other peoples designs,and this is what I made. The fabric is pretty expensive, but I have been very pleased with the quality and service. Definitely worth a look if you are after something specific - or want to have your own design printed up.
Have you ever had your fabric design printed up? And what about weight loss/gain - how does that affect your sewing?