Monday, July 6, 2009

My World Tuesday - Sew what?


I've been sewing since I was in elementary school. I remember sewing my 6th grade graduation dress. Sewing has been a major part of my world as is my love of fabrics. Put me in a fabric store and I lose my mind. LOL!

At one point I made and sold lingerie. I loved it but I have this problem with not wanting to sew the same thing over and over and the last house party I did wore me out. Long story but I took a break from it and never picked it back up. But I still have a lot of the different colored laces and elastics, satin straps, etc. that I used to use.


Now that I'm finally going back to work my wardrobe has been in dire need of updating but since my funds are really tight my only option has been to pull out the sewing machine again and work on all of the fabric I've been collecting (smile). I think I made ten tops last week.


The photo above is of some lace I added to a top I made and the one below is of my collection of buttons that are in this huge tackle box. This doesn't even show all of the buttons in the box. I miss a store I used to visit where they had buttons in this huge box for like a penny a piece. Everytime I went I would sit on the floor and go through buttons. I have a whole lot of patience when it's something I really want.

I've got bins of thread, lace, patterns, notions, needles, etc., etc. Below is just one of the purses I've made. Yeah, sewing is a big part of my world.




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23 comments:

Jan said...

I can totally relate. I started sewing at 8, and made most of my wardrobe, including my wedding gown. I haven't sewn in years, but have just started trying to quilt.

Erin said...

i like that lace detail you put on the top...nice touch.
i never had the patience to stick with sewing. i took it waay back when in school and did what i had to and said the heck with it...lol.
thanks for stopping by my blog...

Sylvia K said...

I can so relate! I started sewing in my early teens, clothed my entire family, me and my husband and our four kids. Always had a sewing room. Pretty much given it up now -- wonder if blogging has totally replaced sewing! Great post, great shots. Love lace on your top!.

Denise said...

What an awesome post, such great photos. Never was a sower but admired those who could. I have missed blogging while we've been busy with our son's wedding, but things are getting back to normal now and I have been enjoying catching up. See you at WW this week.

James said...

That's so cool 2sweet, you are truely blessed to have such a talent. I'm glad that you are using it again. Great post.

ewok1993 said...

What a creative gal you are. I did enjoy sewing too when I was younger. Don't know how to cut the fabric though :(

Canarybird said...

Sewing can be so satisfying, especially when the final garment actually fits! I haven't sewn in years but I used to make all my clothes and dresses for my daughters. First learned in Grade 7 Home Ec when we had treadle machines!
We had to make potholders and an apron. What fun, taking out miles of bad stitching!

Ebie said...

Love it! Haha! I am sure you have stacks and stacks of materials. And I am sure you especially enjoy when you go down to the Garment Disctrict. I can only do straight stitch for pillow cases. You've got some hidden talent!

Marja said...

Oh you are quite an artist Beautiful I've got two left hands so I can't do it but I think it is great when you are so good

Dagrun said...

I really, really can not sew. Not at all. But I admire those of you that can, and I wish I wasn't that hopeless my self.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great, thanks for sharing. It seems like sewing is becoming a lost art.

Lantaw said...

my mom used to sew and we got all kinds of sewing stuff in the house

Barb said...

Very talented! I have not sewn since my Home Ec class which was a LONG time ago. I admire people who can design and create with fabric.

Jenn Jilks said...

Nice work. I think I flunked sewing. But I did make my kids clothes once upon a time!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Gosh, they are all beautiful! If there is one I did not copy from my mother, it's the sewing. She was a very good seamstress and made her own designs. She sew my graduation dress in my elementary and hand embroidered it.

My daughters Wedding Photos.

You may like to see it.

Mary said...

How talented you are! I'm drooling over the buttons and lace. I love trims of all sorts and use them on quilts.

Wolynski said...

Sewing is an impressive skill - I was never any good at it. Love the first photo with the green fabric - lovely color.

Arija said...

Delightful, i'm just like you. i used to desigh all my chic clothes and sew for my children too. i too have collections of buttons, spools of thread and all the other paraphenalia. I have passed the urge to desing an d make both to my daughter and granddaughters. ai know one can buy cheap and servicable clothes these days, but sewing is a life skill and designer garments cost a packet.

T and S said...

Sewing is a combination of skill, patience, perseverance and consistency. You sure got all these traits, thanks for sharing this hidden talent of yours.

Snap said...

I have a collection of notions, too ... but my collection looks like nothing compared to yours. I'm impressed! I understand where you are coming from. I have a whole closet full of works in progress ... or just works! Good for you for getting your sewing out. Please yourself! Thanks for sharing with us. You Go!

Amanda said...

2sweet I am so glad you're working again I knew you would get there! My mother-in-law used to sew as well and she made clothing for Victorian porcelain dolls too. You have a great talent I am very jealous.

Carletta said...

Excellent photographer and lingerie maker - who knew!
Ten tops in a week - that's work.
Continued success.

iriegal said...

The lace top is very pretty, sexy too..hmmmm...I see a raise immediately..lol