It's been about a month since I started working at Stitch magazine, and I'm starting to get the hang of things. I've been editing projects, corresponding with designers, and so much more. But, admittedly, there's one area where I could use more knowledge, and that's sewing clothes.
|I'm going to make this dress. (Easy Kimono
Sleeve Dress by Charise Randell, Stitch With
I come from the land of quilting, and I don't think I've sewn a garment since middle school Home-Ec. What a fun class! My first project was an "A" pillow, in a bold green fabric with white piping.
At some point after finishing the pillow, the class was guided through making a pair of shorts. I selected a navy fabric with a tiny flower print for my pair. I don't remember much about the process, just that it was enjoyable, and in the end, my shorts fit.
Now, here I am at Stitch, and I'm ready to get back into sewing clothes. I've been inspired by a pattern in Stitch With Style.
The Easy Kimono Sleeve Dress (p. 51), designed by Charise Randell, is adorable. I'm already thinking of what fabric I'll choose, and where I'll wear the dress. Fall is here, so I'd like a cooler-weather dress.
I'm a little nervous about jumping out of my quilting comfort zone, but I'm also excited for the challenge.
Whether you prefer sewing by machine or by hand, Sew Beautiful magazine has plenty of garment projects if you're looking for inspiration. You can get a free trial issue here.
What about you? What was the first garment you ever sewed, and where are you now with sewing clothes? I can't wait to hear.