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January 28, 2021
Never in my wildest dream would I have dreamed of owning my own sewing studio but somehow, I found my way into the world of sewing, teaching, creating and I’m not ever going back! Having the ability to make my own clothing is THE BEST! Many of our Beginners tell us they want to learn to sew clothing for themselves and we are here to share some of the reasons why it is amazeballs....
CUSTOM FIT: Most of us are not a “standard size” and often have issues with ready-to-wear garments. The waist might fit on a dress, but the bust is totally off. You feel me, right? Instead, you can construct items that fit you perfectly – once you understand your body and get the hang of altering patterns or creating for your shape.
DESIGNER QUALITY FOR LESS $$$: There’s a misconception that sewing your own handmade items is always cheaper than purchasing them from a store. That is not true. It can be if you’re getting fabric free or repurposing materials – but often making garments is more expensive than buying “fast fashion.” Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a closet filled with your own unique designs?
FASHION IS ONLY LIMITED BY CREATIVITY: There have been instances where I had a visual in my mind of what kind of dress, top, skirt, the purse I was looking for while shopping. Of course, [insert dream dress] didn’t exist and I was always disappointed. Then I’d end up settling on some other [not dream dress] that was available. With the endless selection of fabrics, patterns, trim, and embellishments – the sky is truly the limit. Do you want a unicorn print dress? You can make it! Gold skirt with sequins? Done! You’re empowering yourself to create an amazing wardrobe of your own style.
SUPPORTING ETHICAL FASHION: We care about where our food comes from, so why not the clothing we wear? I do want to know more about the origins of my wardrobe. What is the fiber content? Were the textiles manufactured in an environmentally responsible way? WHO made my clothes and what kind of work environment does this person have? Sewing for myself means that I am becoming part of the process, and taking charge of at least one aspect – labor and what fabric I use.
LEARNING VALUABLE SKILLS: Sewing is such a practical skill to have in your arsenal of talents. There is SO MUCH to know, I could study and learn techniques until the end of time and I still would probably only have a fraction of the knowledge floating around. Sewing is the best hobby!
SEWING COMMUNITY: Can’t even begin to tell you how awesome this world is to be a part of! I’ve met a ton of great people and developed friendships that stem from our mutual love of sewing. Makers are all over Instagram, seamstresses have blogs/YouTube channels, and I’m part of several private Facebook Groups dedicated to various areas – like purse & bag makers, Brisbane sewing, seamstresses and bloggers.
MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS? There is research that supports crafting being beneficial to your brain. I find that sewing helps me to relax and unwind, and I’m less stressed out while engaged in my latest project.
So with that all said and done if you are ready to join us on your next Sewing Adventure - Beginner Basics Wardrobe is starting soon. Six weeks of sewing! Learning more about patterns, creating three wardrobe basics (top, skirt and pants) and developing new skills to have your own ME MADE wardrobe.
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