"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
I have been learning to sew for quite a few years (there's always more to learn so I'm going to say I'm still learning),
and I've been creating many things with varying success. Though my Mum is a dedicated pattern follower and suggested
I do the same, there has always been a part of me that loved designing or adapting my own patterns because I
was often not content with the patterns I found. When I was younger this often lead to frustration, getting upset and
unwearable garmets, but I have eventually learnt how to (mostly) reach a wearable end result.
After making the pattern for my senior ball dress, our lovely neighbour Mavis, who worked as a pattern maker for
many years, gave me a pattern block and some books on pattern design so that I could better understand the
creation of my own patterns. Mavis would often leave flowers or fruit/vegetables on our doorstep from her amazing
garden, and always liked to hear what we were up to (whether school or sewing). She recently passed away and
I felt like this post would be well timed in memory of all that she had done for our family.
peplum top - made by me
shoes - Number 1 shoes
bracelet - pandora
jeans - gmarketbelt - portmans
Many problems arose during the creation of this top, after my last two projects had gone so well it was time for one
full of challenges. Eventually I got it finished, and in time to wear to the engagement party of my friend that told
me "don't you dare buy that" when she saw the fabric at the store with me. She did admit after seeing the end
result that it looked pretty cool, and the other times I've worn it I've had many a comment on the brightness;
"It will be easy for customers to spot you", "hold on I need to get my sunglasses" were just a few haha!