Thursday, February 3, 2011

a project

one of my friends is opening a bakery called Cake and Loaf and they asked me to design and make the aprons for them! so far i have made a sample out of scrap fabric to see if they like the shape...i'll show you once i photograph it properly.
this was my first attempt at altering a pattern and it went really well! i really want to make myself some dresses (i have a design in mind that i haven't found in stores) so i might try that next. i haven't been sewing much lately but i'm really excited to get back into it!

has anyone ever made their own pattern? how did it go? i will keep you updated on my pattern making adventures.

♥elycia

12 comments:

  1. I took a sewing class some years ago, I made my own pattern for a skirt, I sincerely hate making patterns hahaha, sadly its the only way we can get what we have on our minds and make it from scratch, good luck on your journey!

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  2. Sounds exiting! I look forward to seeing it! Also best wishes to your friend in her new endevour, it sounds fab! :)
    xBeth

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  3. Oh, that sounds so cool! You must feel really honored and proud! I can't wait to see your designs! i'm sure your aprons will be a hit! ;-)
    I'd also want to learn how to sew my own clothes. That would be incredible!
    Good luck with everything!

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  4. Ooh, soo fun!! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

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  5. It sounds like so much fun creating aprons!

    I took a pattern class in college. I found it difficult because I have a hard time seeing flat things three dimensionally. I felt it used the wrong part of my brain, the part that you use to do geometry and graphic design. Things I just can't do.

    I say give pattern making a try! You will be so happy knowing you made something completely from scratch!

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  6. Pattern Drafting was hands down my least favorite class in college. I loathed it. Mainly because just one slight misread and your entire garment is off by like 4 or 5 inches. It was always the back measurements that got me! So frustrating! But I'm excited to see what you come up with!

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  7. that is super exciting! i made a apron once and i love it!! it was actually my first sewing class!!

    have fun!!

    xo,
    cb

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  8. Oh, fun! :) I haven't sewn an actual garment since *highschool*, I think - but I used to make/alter pattens like crazy! I'm craving some sewing, too, right now - I found some lovely vintage dress patterns and am going to pick up some fabric tomorrow! Eeek! :) Have fun!

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  9. I've made my own patterns for plushies. They were only a few pieces, but kind of tricky at times. I always make small versions first so I don't waste too much paper.

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  10. I've made my own patterns before..not only in sewing, but also in crocheting and knitting.
    Sometimes it turns into a disaster, but when it look totally amazing...I cant seem to remember where the pattern walked off to...

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  11. ooh, sounds fun! i don't really sew that often, but when i was in high school i made an apron and just love it. i still use it and have been thinking about trying to make more. can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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