For a long time I have wanted to have a go at making my own clothes.
Whenever I go shopping and see things I like there's often one thing (sometimes tiny) that I dislike about that article, so I figure if I can make my own then I can eliminate these problems.
After seeing Cath Kidston's garden birds dress I was instantly in love and severely disappointed when it sold out. I sourced the fabric from eBay for £14 and decided to make my own.
By the time my fabric arrived the dress was back in stock. Instead of dropping £65 on a dress that I could make myself I decided to take the very scary plunge into dressmaking.
I also had a few problems understanding darts and how they work, my pattern did not have the dart width and therefore had to guess. This led to the dress not fitted quite as well as I would've liked.
My brain is buzzing with ideas about things to make, and thinking of making a skirt next, inspired by this picture I saw on tumblr.
Would you ever make a piece of clothing?