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Throughout all the chaos of moving I managed to squeeze a little time in to practice sewing. It’s been hard trying to teach myself but to be honest, I fell more and more in love with the process everyday. From picking the fabrics to creating patterns , to deciding how to cut the pieces to sewing it all together to create an actual garment; every step tickled my fancy.

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This time around, I decided to attempt making a simple shift dress with a jersey inspired twist, making the bottom of the dress U-shaped, creating slits at the sides.

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I was so sad to have to leave my sewing machine behind in the move, but this is something I refuse to give up. I will definitely have my sketch pad and pencils ready so I can get right back to work once I am able to access my sewing machine again. Sewing my own clothes has really helped me appreciate craftsmanship in general and the fashion world as a whole. So much work and creativity goes into the creation of a garment, it really amazes me. I look forward to pursuing and conquering this challenge. Learning how to sew well is definitely at the top of my bucket list!

 

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7 Comments

  • Sarah

    23.07.2014 at 11:43 Reply

    Wow, I adore this dress, you did a great job, I hope you get the time to get back to sewing. Love your pairing with the yellow booties.

    • Ofunne

      23.07.2014 at 16:27 Reply

      Thanks so much for the vote of confidence, I really hope so too! =D i miss it already lol

  • Tiffany

    23.07.2014 at 18:33 Reply

    everything about this look is on point! from your hair to the print… amazing!

    tiffany / tiffanyeatworld

    • Ofunne

      23.07.2014 at 22:27 Reply

      thank you! btw, your blog is so cute!!

  • Vanessa

    23.07.2014 at 17:34 Reply

    Love your hair! What type of tool do you use to comb out your hair? Brush or wide-tooth comb? Is it naturally that big when you first wake up in the morning? Haha! xoxo

    • Ofunne

      23.07.2014 at 09:21 Reply

      Thank you! I usually use a wide tooth comb. I have a spray bottle that i fill up with conditioner and water that i spray my hair with in the mornings to detangle and comb it out a bit. But even if i do nothing to it, its till pretty big.

  • Sew What |

    23.07.2014 at 08:03 Reply

    […] Learning how to sew has proven to be a long, grueling process for me, partly because I made the mistake of leaving my sewing machine in Cali upon moving to NY. Over winter break I tried my best to get some pieces done. I had all the ideas in my head, fabrics picked, designs sketched out and planned. But of course, the task proved harder than I thought. I had to re-do patterns, learn how to hem with the right stitching, and re-do my zippers a zillion times. Finally, I realized the best way to learn how to sew well is to practice practice practice. And the only way I could do that is if I stopped rushing and started planning realistically.  I decided to sacrifice some of the little space I have in my NY apartment to make room for my sewing machine. And I’m actually ecstatic about this decision. […]

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