The excitement in this post is REAL my dear friends!!!!
But first of all, a happy Thursday to all of you, hoping that you`re all having a beautiful week so far. Mine has been good, to say the least. I can`t thank God enough for giving me a chance to see another wonderful day. So i shared in this Post, that i started taking sewing classes which has been such a delightful experience. I don`t know if some of you remember that i mentioned that my mom is a trained seamstress by profession. She always had the desire to teach me her sewing skills but i was never interested. The truth is that i never saw any purpose in pursuing it. Little did i know that God was working through her to me. At that time, i was still young and i did not know what i wanted to do with my life if i`m being honest. I didn`t know what my Passion was. Not until my mid twenties when i realized that i have a deep passion in styling different types of outfits. I remember one day questioning myself whether this was really what i love doing. Was i ready to dedicate my time, energy and money for all this? Was it even worth it? After a deep reflection, i realized that i couldn`t stop thinking about it and that was indeed a clear sign that this right here is my calling.
Let`s fast forward it to date. I was ready for something different. There is this inner creative side in me that i was ready to channel out. Hubby has always been encouraging me to start sewing, so that he doesn`t have to be constantly taking his work trousers for repair, haha. I`m telling you, taking your clothes here for any kind of repairs or alteration of any kind is so expensive. Many people prefer throwing their clothes away and getting new stuff. So insane! This summer i decided to go for it. After getting a good sewing machine, an affordable place to start my training course and not mentioning an amazing teacher, i am hooked for good. I couldn`t be more happier 🙂
Enough of so much rambling. Let me talk about my whole experience on my very first project.
I knew exactly that i wanted to make a pencil skirt because it`s one of those essential clothing pieces which plays a major role in my closet. But since i have them in so many different colors and patterns, i wanted something unique. Something that i didn`t have in my closet. Something that would stand out for me. And that`s when this idea with the Tulle came to my mind. I discussed the whole idea with my teacher and she was in for it. Being that i`m a beginner, i thought she would discourage me from doing it but i was actually surprised that she loved the whole concept. The next biggest step was to look for a pattern which i liked and the whole process began.
Some of the challenges that i experienced…
After choosing the pattern which flattered my body type the most, i had to trace it on a transparent paper and began with the whole cutting process. This part wasn`t as bad as i though it would be. The most challenging part was to alter the pattern to fit me perfectly. That my dear friends wasn`t funny at all, considering the fact that my waist is smaller than my hip area. This gave me so much difficulties since i was experiencing a bumpy and wrinkly effect on the front part of the skirt, which wasn`t flattering at all. I confronted my teacher about this problem and she adviced me to go an inch smaller on the hip area and also on the waist and voila, the problem was solved. I also had to be very careful while dealing with the Tulle since it is a very sensitive material. Another thing to acknowledge is that so much ironing was involved. Way too much but that`s also one thing that contributes to a clean and well polished look.
All in all i had so much fun creating this piece. This experience taught me that Patience is key in sewing. It`s not for those who are faint at heart and want to see instant results. Sewing needs TIME and LOTS OF PRACTISE! Period. That`s the greatest lesson that i have learnt so far.
I`m planning to recreate this look in the future with a different color and a much more longer length. I`m sure that would be also so much fun 🙂
Just a small word of encouragement to you..
It`s never too late to start doing something. Don`t be that person who said, i wish i could do this or that. The reality of life is that the time will never be right. Start where you stand and use what you have to turn your dreams into reality. Don`t sit around waiting for life to happen. Go out and make Life happen! The magic is to START.
Have a lovely week loves….
Skirt: Made by Me
Top: Body from H&M
Bag: Thrift Shop