Selfish Sewing Week: Preparation8:31 pm
Selfish Sewing Week starts in one week! Don't know what that is? It's a week full of sewing for YOU! Most sewing blogs I follow are also mamas who make, and most of the things we make is for our kids! There isn't anything really selfish about sewing for yourself, but its a cool term and I'm running with it.
Selfish Sewing Week is put on by Rachael of Imagine Gnats and Jill of Made with Moxie. It runs from September 23-29. One week where women around the globe (and potentially even on Mars too) will be sewing things for themselves! What's on your to sew list for yourself?
So I have several Pinterest Boards where I collect a bunch of inspiration for *me*. The main one is This Mama's Style, where I pin any fashion inspiration I like. My style is a combination of many sub-cultures like punk and goth and rockabilly with a pop culture flavour and the main thing is it has to be comfortable. While I usually get around in jeans or leggings and a tee, I haven't given up hope that one day I will be able to wear dresses and skirts again because my kids won't be so little that I won't have to be *practical* in my daily clothing choices ahah.
If you're wanting free patterns and/or tutorials, you're going to want to take a peek at my Womenswear Tutorials & Patterns pinboard. This is where I collect everything that you can make without spending a dollar on patterns. There is also the T-Shirt Surgery board, because I needed an entire board dedicated to tutorials and inspiration on refashioning t-shirts!
There are also several other inspiration boards for specific styles I like. Take a peek at the Steampunk board, the Mori Girl board, the Post-Apocalyptic Style board, the Rockabilly and Wanderlust boards and my Winter Inspiration board!
Oh I also have a board for Shoe DIY!
|I chose the cup of coffee button! |
Even though I don't drink coffee I will pretend it is chocolate milk!
Here's a bunch of things I really want to make for myself. I'm not sure if I will be able to sew them ALL during Selfish Sewing Week, but here we go:
I love these three giant-hooded things. It was super hard to find the original sources but all I have is the link to the second one. The first one is a hooded waistcoat layered over a cowl-necked shirt, the second one is the Valhalla Hooded Sweatshirt by Ovate, and the third one was for H & M inspired by the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I love the idea of an over-sized hood, they just look so comfy!
I would love to make something that has this kind of rad geometric cut outs like Sophie from Cirque Du Bebe made for week 2 of Project: Sewn.
Love this scarf by Rock Mosaic. I mean it's TARTAN for one. And also it looks so simple to make!
I want to add this kitty pocket to a skirt or *something*! Click through for a tutorial!
I have some scarves that I was saving to make something for Edison, but I suppose I could make something for myself a la this idea from Gypsie Sister:
And I also want a watermelon skirt! Or shorts. Or Pants. I don't know, Watermelon something!
What's on your to-sew list? I'm excited to be going into warm weather over here in Australia!