Okay, maybe I am just doing it wrong. I have long been interested in tapping into my inner June Cleaver. Since I got a pretty nifty sewing machine given to me I decided to try out making a few things. I had visions of being frugal and wearing my own hand made clothes that ACTUALLY fit my 5"9 body in a flattering way. Soon I would be making my girls dresses and suits for my husband....NOT!
I tried starting out with a bathrobe for my daughter. About 15 hours later I have the most hideous bathrobe one has ever seen. And it cost me 19$ just in fabric. (oh the feelings of bitterness when I went to Target and saw fuzzy girls robes on sale for $11.99).
What am I missing? I only shop clearance racks, so I rarely pay more than $20 for a dress. I picked up a few patterns for <2$ but still have yet to find how you can get fabric and notions for a reasonable price. I only have a Joann's around here, maybe thats my problem. They seem pretty overpriced.
Jul 25, '13
I wear the same clothes for decades, shop at thrift shops, and such.
My Mom and two sister ser well. (I sew it wrong and have to rip it and re do0
Sewing your own you can have a unique fashion by choosing your fabric and style to your own taste.
It takes talent and practice. Hiring someone to sew for you would be VERY expensive.
Last edit by herring_RN on Jul 25, '13