10 Nov 2011 5 Comments
One of the things I like most when reading other blogs is to see how a garment is constructed: the sketch, choosing the fabric, the muslins and first fittings and the final, wearable (if you’re lucky:D) piece.
This week I’ve discovered a very cool blog: Mad Girls Prefer Pretty Dresses. I love Nina’s style and how she documents the whole process, from research to the self-modelled photos.
I envy people who plan thoroughly. For me it’s a hate/love affair. I like planning in the sense that I like thinking about what I am going to make and how I am going to construct it. Finding the solution is the best part.
But I also like the feeling of being in the mood to sewing something new, the “do it now” part of sewing. Sometimes, when I plan too much – I just end not wanting to finish the garment anymore or just missing the season! I have an “unfinished projects” basket and I am afraid it is not getting smaller.
Yet I always liked sketching and giving it a try, even thought I am not particularly good at it. So, after the big bla bla :) I present you my next project: a very loose, short (ends at the waist) knit grey blouse from my small fall/winter wardrobe. (More about that soon:)