From time to time, I carve out some time to do a little selfish sewing. Usually something I need, and ALWAYS comfortable.
I have a pretty limited wardrobe. I wear things that look like jammies because, well I have realized all these years that I like to feel comfy in my clothing. I don’t like to pull or tug or adjust things too much when I move around, and I move a lot. I also have a large chest area to cover, so if it is too low or fitted, I tend to fall out. And that is definitely not the look I am going for.
My outfits consist of a tunic, yoga pants, and if it is chilly (which it almost always is) I throw a fleece sweatshirt on top and fuzzy slipper socks on my feet (yes I wear these out with shoes too). I told you… comfy.
I usually make my tunics, because not a whole lot of stores carry them, and the ones that do cost way more than I want to spend on myself. I have this one tunic that I made a while ago that I have worn out. It was time for another. Only, I didn’t make a pattern for it. Sheesh.
So I have tried a few times since then to reproduce it, and came close, but not the same.
Yesterday, I was determined to make one that I like! I went about tracing the original dress, and adding darts to the front, and then sewed it up and…it just wasn’t right.
I put it down, and walked away, and thought. What I came up with was to seam-rip the sides, and add a triangle strip of fabric to each side, along with pockets.
Yup. That did the trick!
The hardest part of sewing any outfit for myself, though, by far is taking the photos afterward. I cannot NOT be a goof.
My poor girls. They both photographed me for this one.
I used a red-linen blend fabric that I bought with this in mind, a few months back. It has taken me this long to actually cut into it!
I love this one. Red is so sassy, don’t you think?
What do you like to make for yourself?