For a fantastic start to my week, Helen from justsewtherapeutic has nominated me for a Liebster award. Huzzah! I had seen these buttons around, and after some googling discovered that this award is given by bloggers to bloggers as a way for up-and-coming blogs to reach new readers. When you are nominated, you get to answer a few questions and nominate others…and the cycle continues.
So here they are…Helen’s questions. I will try to make my answers as interesting as possible.
1. What was the first thing you ever made?
Before I really got into making clothes, I made a green table cloth. It didn’t come out that great, despite the fact that it just a square. I have come a long way….I think. My first real item of clothing was a simple A-line skirt (because I really needed one that I liked), but I had A LOT of help with it.
2. If you could only ever use five patterns again which would they be?
Hmm…this one is tough since I am still kind of discovering new patterns all the time. But if I were to think of it in terms of wardrobe necessities…
- New Look 6108 for knits: This has the easiest knit skirt pattern that I have used a few more times – and plan on using for a new skirt very soon. Very versatile.
- Simplicity 2700 for pants: Very simple pants pattern that could be used for all types of dress pants.
- Butterick B5954 for tops: This is a great tunic pattern – I made one of them and have plans for more. It has sleeveless and sleeved patterns which makes it great for all seasons. Also for knits.
- McCalls M6610 for jeans: Cuz you need a good jeans pattern.
- A pajama pants pattern I made myself out of some disassembled pants from the dollar store. Not helpful I know
3. Greatest sewing achievement?
Probably the dress I just finished for my friend’s wedding. It was the first project I really took my time on to get it right. A close second would be this tunic, which got a lot of attention from my friends on Facebook.
4. Greatest sewing failure!?
Honestly I made a ton of mistakes with my gold jeans. It was a noble attempt, but definitely a learning experience that will hopefully help me the next time I make a pair of jeans. I also made a pair of wool-blend pants that ended up enormously too big for me. My weight was fluctuating at the time and even though I thought I had followed the measurements on the pattern, they ended up looking pretty baggy, despite my efforts to take them in. I refuse to get rid of them and have worn them a few times, just because so much of my time and effort went into them.
5. How much fabric have you got in your stash?