I wore my Goldilocks Bow Blouse out yesterday and absolutely loved it! It was comfortable, roomy and oh so simple, so clean! This time I wore it without the bow and just tied the ribbons loosely which was lovely too. I adore this blouse so much, I want to make another one!
Since I completed my last project, I have been doing quite a bit of thinking about sewing from Japanese sewing books. The truth is I love the blouses I have made so far. I know I said in my last post that I didn’t think I’ll be doing another project from ‘Feminine Wardrobe’ soon because it wasn’t easy to decipher and detailed diagrams were missing but I simply didn’t feel happy not completing the outfits which attracted me to the book in the first place. The last thing I want to be is a sew coward. I loved the Sew Convert who went by her gut feel, sometimes even blind gut feel. That’s what the adventures of sewing should be. Learning through challenges and ones own mistakes. I want to push myself beyond this language barrier and try again. I want to fight a good fight and get my gutsy sew personality back!
I must thank many of you for all your encouraging words, tips and willingness to share. I appreciate and love the sewing/ blogging community and can’t imagine sewing without you all! A special thank you to Geraly, who helped unravelled the ‘mystery’ of where I could find the ‘missing’ dimension for the self drafted back yoke from ‘Feminine Wardrobe’. I felt motivated simply knowing that someone else is working on outfits from the same book, shares the same passion and is willing to point me in the right direction when I am lost. Thank you so much!
So, I have decided not to give up so easily and I am going to commit myself to create not one but three more outfits from ‘Feminine Wardrobe’ before starting on a new theme. If I succeed (here I dangle a huge yummy carrot to myself), I will get to use one of the echino fabrics in my ‘untouchable’ bundle to sew a dress from ‘Les couleurs francaises’! Yes, I have a bundle of fabrics which I can’t bear to use for any project (don’t you?) so it will be quite an attractive reward for me.
Here’s the list of outfits for this challenge:
1) A dress
2) A cami
3) A tunic version of this dress
Just my little challenge to complete by mid August! Sew Gutsy!!!