Making clothes.

@Lore2009 (7389)
United States
February 14, 2011 7:23pm CST
Yesterday, I was awaken by a sudden urge to make a dress. I don't know where it came from, I don't even remember the last time I did make clothes but I was so focused to make it. It took me all day but it came out pretty good. I used scraps of different shirts to put the dress together. It's a bit too colorful for me to just wear it out but I was pretty satisfied when I was done. Have you ever tried making your own clothes before? How did it come out?
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15 responses
• United States
15 Feb 11
Well I tried to make a shirt and the arms came out one side really big and the other really small. L.O.L.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Haha, that's cool, you should say it was on purpose.
• Singapore
16 Feb 11
Yes nowadays there are no rules. If you wear it with style, ppl might even copy it. My sister went to Thailand the other time and she saw a tailor that can produce a dress on the same day. So she bought some cloth and send it to that tailor. I wouldnt have noticed it if she hasnt mentioned it... the tailor made her two sleeves from different parts of the fabric. One has 3 broad stripes and the other has 2 broad stripes. It was funny but we did not dare roll out and laugh, my sister she would not like that.
• United States
16 Feb 11
It was when I was younger and I was in high school in a home something class L.O.L. It was so long ago I can't even remember the name of the class! I have always wanted to know and learn how to sew but never took the time to learn it and my mother left me a sewing machine and everything that goes with it but I am really bad with measurements and I am scared I will get so frustrated if I can not do it after so many times, even though I keep telling myself one of these days I will get to it, I feel like I never will but maybe? Do you ever feel that way about things you really want to do and keep telling yourself you will do it but never get to it?
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Feb 11
I have absolutely no talent for sewing. I remember Home EC was horrible. Cooking was fine but sewing and so forth was no fun. My mother could make a blouse without even a pattern. She could knits gloves and whatever else she thought of with out a pattern. My daughter is the same way. I never could get the hang of it.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Wow, without a pattern? She must be a pro, and nice your daughter is too! They can make stuff for you.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Feb 11
She is just very good. My daughter could make things if she had the equipment. My mom isn't around anymore.
@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Feb 11
Yes, I have made clothes for myself before. I sew, knit, and crochet so I end up with quite a variety. I know that my sleeves has to be longer so when I knit or crochet a sweater I make them longer. It is a good feeling when the project it finished. I made it for me.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I enjoy the finished part too. I'd like to learn to crochet. I was actually trying to start knitting again, but I haven't got to it.
@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Feb 11
Yes, the finished product is always the best. I enjoy making things but I really feel good when I can wear it. Crocheting is really pretty easy. maybe there is someone around you that could teach you.
• United States
15 Feb 11
I was Bellatrix Lestrange for Halloween a couple of years ago but all of the retail costumes were too boxy and "one size fits all"ish so I made my own. It came out pretty well, except the sleeves were kind of weird because in her "costume" they're not really sleeves anymore, they've been torn and laced back together so I had some extra material in some places. And I'm working on making my own fingerless gloves right now because I can't find any I like in the stores. :D
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Sounds fun!! I looove Halloween for that reason, I always enjoy the whole month of planning and creating my costume. How are you making those gloves, by knitting?
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• United States
16 Feb 11
:) I wish. Actually, I don't knit but I crochet but I have no idea how to make gloves. I actually found a couple of t-shirts at a thrift store I am "recycling" :D
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
15 Feb 11
It's nice that you know how to make clothes, I don't know how to make clothes, I have always wanted to learn but never got to do it. I only know some knitting and that's it. I wish I could learn how to make clothes so I have a new hobby and I can make clothes for my baby.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
You can always learn! I'm trying to learn to knit too.. but haven't had time to keep at it.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
15 Feb 11
i am not a very good seamstress but my mom and now my 13 year old daughter has become interested in sewing. she is teaching herself how to make stuffed animals right now but maybe then she will move onto clothes.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
That's great! You should keep encouraging here because it's best to start young.
@youless (93686)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Feb 11
I think it is very normal that we will suddenly have a passion to do something. Such as last night I started to paint:) I like painting but I seldom paint because I have no more free time. As to making the clothes, I don't have such a talent. I can design it but I can't make it work since I don't know how to sew it. I love China
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Well, it can be learned. That's great you painted! I hope to paint something soon too.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
15 Feb 11
Well I don't really know how to make clothes but i do cut off my old clothes and try to create something nice. if i have no ideas, i try to find some videos on youtube and try to copy it
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Youtube is great in that way, how they have cool tutorials for things like this.
@SIMPLYD (83178)
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Wow, how nice that you could sew a dress. How i wish i know how too. I just buy ready to wear clothes. But if i have a particular style in mind, i look for the clothe and bring it to the dressmaker. It's costlier than those ready made so i do it only occasionally.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Interesting, I've never had a dressmaker before.
@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
15 Feb 11
When I was studying for my diploma, making my own clothes was one way to add variety to my tshirt and jeans routine. I absolute love making them. My friends sometimes would compliment me on my creation and once i saw my enemy copying my creation. Now I have not much time for making clothes but I would love to in the future.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
It sure is a satisfaction.. especially if your enemy tries to copy you, triumph~!
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• United States
15 Feb 11
I use to do a great deal of sewing for my children, I remember making matching outfits for them. I especially enjoyed making their Halloween costumes, as I use to create so many character ones. They use to get many compliments. I have not done anything in a long time. Guess I just lost my oomph to do so, I guess.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Feb 11
Maybe you will suddenly be awaken by it like me, haha j/k. But sounds like a lot of fun for Halloween. I love making my costumes for Halloween too.. wished they had it more often than one day of the year.
• Philippines
20 Feb 11
let me start by saying that I envy you.you can make your own dress.I don't know how to sew,and I love clothes.I want to learn how to sew so I can make my own clothes.I hate buying retail.maybe you can post a picture of the dress you made?
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I was not blessed with the art of sewing..lol..I do know a lady that sews most of her clothes and she doeas an awesome job. You would never know it by looking at them that they were not store bought.
• Netherlands
15 Feb 11
day to life its usefull
• Netherlands
15 Feb 11
its necessary...