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Sewing: It is about risks right?

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First attempt at Pull Strings on a Maxi skirt!!

Whether you are a beginner or an expert the risks involved in sewing any garment is evident. We cannot run from it. When you decide to look at a piece of fabric in it’s plain state and envision a finished garment that is a risk in itself. Won’t you agree?

I say risks because there is no guarantee of its perfection or completeness. Just your vision, your skill and your commitment to see it finished.

We must have heard the different stories of great Artists and Inventors that started projects and made things they never thought would have turned into anything or that were never started as masterpieces but turned out to be. You just don’t know.

Your craft is a gift, and everyday you go to that machine or hand sew a garment you are growing and adding experience to your craft. Taking the risk along signifies something to the believer; it was worth trying.

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First top I ever made using a pattern bodice as a base!

So whatever stage you are at in your sewing journey, enjoy it. Bask in it, continue taking risks and challenge yourself. The very potential of your skill is realized in taking risks. How would you ever know that you could make that coat, dress,pant, hat or handbag. You must try.

A little food for thought as you are creative this week…whatever project you are holding off or delaying.. come on now.. don’t take the fun out of learning.. do it!!!

The sewing chronicles continues…

UtaC

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The Maternity Project!! : The sewing chronicles never stopped!

While the past month has been crazy, don’t be fooled my friends I have been busy at the sewing machine. The throws of life cannot be too much to take me away from my sewing machine. Seriously….I have the fruits of the absence in items sewed 🙂  I will share with you all over the next week. 🙂 Stay tuned.

I do apologize to my followers,friends and family for not posting as often as I would like. I really really really appreciate your continued support here on WordPress. And I will not relent but continue.

I wanted to start by sharing a special post. And the story behind it. 🙂 The maternity project!!!!!!

A friend approached me asking about making a birthing gown. I had never heard of the term before…seriously.. I didn’t know such a thing exists.

Eager and excited to deliver  the item I made a prototype. The deep purple and grey was the prototype made. She tried it and it fit perfectly. I loved how it turned out. Mimicking the hospital styled gown of the open back and jazzing it up with a ribbon and snaps for easy breast feeding, the gown in my head was an instant hit with me.

I was really impressed with the turn out and the fit. It fitted her just as the mannequin…..in fact…better..:) Since she had the real baby bump.

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Once she was fitted with the prototype. I had two weeks to get the piece done. Got a great chevron print cotton in her favourite purple to add some jazz to the look.  She loved the print.

There were some glitches in completing the gown. I bought the wrong bias tape…ooh nooooo…. so stuck and disappointed that evening as I wrapped up. With no time to get the new tape I was ready to tell my friend I don’t think I would have it done for the week before her delivery. After thinking about it for a moment I figure there had to be a way to salvage this and complete it in time for delivery. It was as if I really wanted to deliver the gown in advance.

So there I was late the night before the day I would take it to her. 12 midnight, tired and weary eyed It was completed……Yesssssss…..So proud I thought I would take a few pics to share with her the next day.

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I shared the pics with her first thing the next day……only to find out that while I worked on the dress the night before, she delivered her gorgeous baby girl!!!! awwwwwhhhhhhhh.. Congratulations my friend.. 🙂 Early delivery. I believed she still had another 6 days to the initial delivery date. Crazyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

It was a great experience for me making this. While she didn’t get to wear it for her delivery, I hope to deliver it to her to wear around the house at least. 🙂 Also I have another great project under my belt!Happy sewer moment!

🙂 The joy of sewing……

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew sew sewwwwwww!!!

God bless

UtaC