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Fall/Winter Sewing: A Cardi/Shrug!

Hi there its been a minute! Thanks so much for your continued support!

Stopping by today to share one of my Fall/Winter projects ย I have been up to. Finally completed these and have pictures posted as this is now available on my etsy shop for sale. Currently working on a purple version as well as a faux suede! Excited.. I am working on a few new pieces before 2015 ends! Will give you updates as they come in! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy!

A special thank you to my model! ๐Ÿ™‚
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What have you all been up to these past Fall months as we head into Winter? Any new pieces, projects etc? Do share.

The sewing chronicles definitely continues!! Just keep sewing, just keep sewing…

God bless

UtaC

 

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FALL FEVER: The infinity is back!

Fall is here and we can agree or disagree. ๐Ÿ™‚

The sewing chronicles for fall continues and I am back into making my customized infinity scarves! Dropping by to show you what I have been up to. These pieces are all on my etsy shop now. Also I am working on my photography skills and some new products to add to my shop! So its busy busy busy in addition to my 9 to 5! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think about these pictures? Not bad if I can say so myself.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Trust you enjoyed these pictures of what I have been up to. Special thanks to my friend SO who graciously ย volunteered to be apart of my fall fabulousness. She really shows you that your accessories can make a statement this fall/winter! Good models are so hard to find. ๐Ÿ™‚

What have you added to your fall sewing? I would love to hear. Or what have you added to your fall wardrobe? perhaps you can inspire me with some ideas for more FALL sewing? Do share!

Happy Friday to all.

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Ready to Wear Vs Custom Made: The Observation!

I love ready to wear clothes. 99.9% of my wardrobe is ready to wear. The 1% is the growing number of Me-Made pieces that is slowing coming into my wardrobe. I am excited about that too. I have always brought a critical eye to everything I do. Sewing is no exception. Even more so I am very critical of my work as I strive for perfection. This continues to shape my sewing growth and the pieces I make.

The observation

Overtime I have observed the reaction to ready to wear clothing,store bought,mass produced,ready made clothing and DIYs, Me-made, handmade, custom made clothing. ย When I say reaction I am merely referring to either the response to assess in detail a custom item versus a ready to wear or the sometimes casual line heard “It looks handmade”. In my pre-sewing naive days I figured all not so made clothing was associated with hand made pieces. Forgive me guys, I didn’t know any better. I wasย surprised when I identified faults and errors in ready to wear clothing. How could this be? These are ready to wear, some expensive too. What a shocker that was for me. ” Do not judge a book my it’s cover”

With custom made the feeling of fit, and loving the item is never in lack but there is a response that comes when the creator of that piece is not around. You know, the detailing observation: the hem, the cut, the stitches etc. In my opinion handmade custom pieces undergo way much scrutiny.

Are there any loose threads, I missed a loop, the button is not straight?

I do put a lot of pressure on myself for perfection. Not that the items in the store are perfect. Asย discovered. Who are they kidding. I have now switched gears equally and now scrutinize store bought clothes.You heard me. I am the one looking at the seams in and out and all that before purchasing. Sometimes I actually assess whether I will sew it or buy it. Based on how poorly made it is as well as the high marked up price. ย Based on my assesssment I ask myself whether I am undervaluing my time, detail and care that goes into every piece I sew. Is it all in branding when we shop? Whereby you/we hear a certain name and wouldnt question the authenticity of their fabric, let alone ability to construct beautiful graments? ย Or are we just so still averse to homemade items that we only like the ones that are closer to ready made and are likely to be critical because we think we know better? No idea. I am still figuring it out.

The critical eye is crucial in everything we do. It’s not just in our wardrobe selection. So lets not just be critical in our viewing of one side and blinded by the other.Sewing is an art. Whether novice or expert every piece made have a special thing about it. In most cases it is not rushed, massed produce or requires major editing. It is a well made piece with specific measurements and detail design for the individual. It is pretty unfair to compare the two. Especially when the very designers that showcase mass produce items today started out with that one special prototype that was so unique it replicated thousands alike.Interesting you think….it goes without saying, custom made pieces are original. No two persons have the same figure, similar, never the exact. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

So How about…

Just for fun start looking into the little details in the clothing you buy. Just for fun, perhaps you have no interest in that sort of thing. But for curiosity give it a try and let me know your thoughts. Or maybe you do have a view on readymade versus Custom? I would love to hear.ย 

Happy Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚

The sewing chronicles continues!!!!!!

UtaC

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Winter Sewing: “My One of a Kind Shimmer Shrug!

Shimmer away with this cool, calm and classy piece. Shrugs are definitely in. A relative to the cardigan, this piece will add sass to your wardrobe in minutes. This was a cool, quick piece. Out of the fabric store straight to the machine type of project. ๐Ÿ™‚ Casual yet dressy. Unfortunately this was the end of the fabric bolt at the little Fabric store and as such it is definitely a one of a kind. The feel and flow of the fabric is just perfect. The fabric definitely cooperated with me. IMG_4519 ย  IMG_4524 IMG_4529 The sewing adventure continues. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by UtaC