Tuesday, November 14
Well. I never thought I would have to go back to dressmaking for myself again..
I have not stitched up anything for my self in years, in fact I cannot remember the last time I made myself something to wear clothes wise.
I would much rather be doing craft, Crazy Quilting, SRE etc. then be sewing for myself.
I have just been buying basic everyday clothes items like tops and bottoms, but since I have been a good girl and lost 6.5 kilos, I have a renewed interest in clothes...well, all my old stuff don't fit me anymore!
I hate altering clothes, I would much rather start with a new piece of fabric.
Tops have been no problem, I have been able to buy some lovely tops , but bottoms, pants especially are another story.
All I want are some light little crop pants to wear in the warmer summer weather, but they are all to long in the crutch, too wide in the legs, and what is worse is that they are all cut low, way below the waistline,... if you know what I mean!
As I'm only as tall as the tape measure is long...just scraping 5 feet, I tried the kids department, but nothing, unless I want bright lime green or lolly pink...which would be fine if I was 10-12 years old.
I could draft myself up a pattern, but I have a stack of old Burda pattern books, so out they came, this one here is dated May 1976, they are written in German with an English supplement booklet, which is great and easy enough to understand, there's even some craft and yummy recipes.... I think I will steer clear of the recipes!
I nearly gave these away to the Good Sammy's many times but just could not bring myself to part with them, I'm so glad I kept them.
It was fun going through these old books, and it's true, classic designs never date, I found a pattern that will do me just fine, with a little bit of adjusting, so I'm off to do some dressmaking for myself...