Wednesday, January 23, 2008
New business idea: Human Slipcovers
I found this great jacket on the sale rack at Target and love it. It is really warm and comfy, and I get frequent compliments. Two or three people have asked me if I made it?! I haven't made any clothes in years. I haven't followed a pattern in years. I tried to make a tote bag with a pattern, and only made it through step 2.( I guess I have way less patience than I always thought I did.) Seems like I remember removing the pattern from the cutting table with one sweep of my arm, and then just going at it on my own. A project involves more hit or miss that way, but that's what sewing has become for me. An adventure. I have done so much ripping and re-sewing over the years, that I don't even mind it that much, if it means I can just take off sewing without a map. So unless there is a wedding coming up or some other real need for me to sew in a civilized manner, I'll be sewing by the seat of my pants.
I tried to imagine what a garment made by me would look like and this is what I came up with: