It must have been somewhere at the beginning of April 2014 when I went to the shops to buy some new clothes. I went back home without any new piece of clothing and while cycling home I decided to make own clothes. The next day I went back on my bike and bought two pieces of remnants at Jan Sikkes in Haarlem. One for a Top and one for a jacket. I found the Sorbetto Top for free on the internet. The pattern for the jacket came from a Burda. 

Making five year my own clothes

One thing let to another

I learned it the hard way. No sewing lessons. Internet is a big help as well as patterns with good illustrated well written instructions. The quality of fabrics is another one.
Once I started my confidence started growing. I started making clothes for others as well: My husband, our two daughters, my mother and friends as well. You can find my early makes on TMS and Kollabora. My first blogpost was published on May 2015.
Another passion: trying to draft my own patterns. T-shirts, jeans and Chanel jackets but also one offs like this asymmetrical T-shirt.

Vijf jaar zelfgemaakte kleding

Refashions and recycling

I like to do refashions and recycling. Discarded clothes sometimes never worn making into a new sometimes completely different wearable piece. Making new useful objects or soft toys from discarded clothes that aren’t suitable for a second wear. It’s such a pleasure and satisfying when it’s finished.

Making five year my own clothes

Back to the beginning

Today exactly five years ago I published my first four makes on TMS. I came across TMS while I was looking for inspirations. TMS has monthly sewing challenges and I participated almost every month. This month challenge: It’s the small things. Panties, underwear, shapewear, tights or socks. Not my cup of tea but I decided to give it a go.

Vijf jaar zelfgemaakte kleding

I found some leftover fabric used for my husbands white T-shirts. A Tank Top for under a blouse in the Spring.
I used to buy Camisole tops and one was so well worn it was almost falling apart. I used the lace from this top and replaced it on my Tank Top.
My first try isn’t that bad: it fits perfect for a first underwear make. Back to the beginning?

Vijf jaar zelfgemaakte kleding

I already told you this was also a TMS challenge: this is my fifty-fifth entry for TMS.

2 Comments on Making five year my own clothes

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Ann. I’m a kind of painstaking seamstress. There isn’t an homemade garment that hasn’t seen my seam ripper at least ones. It must be perfect.

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