I don't know if what I'm about to tell us is laughable or not but using the milestone term to describe this looks a bit exaggerated hahaha 🤣
In all of my years of sewing( possibly just less than two since I have used the others two years to learn) I have found it difficult to work with different body sizes. Not knowing that the secret of this challenge lies withing knowing how to take accurate body measurements and how to apply this measurements in the right way when cutting and sewing. Also some form of discretion is needed when making the fitting.
While learning how to sew I have never been consistent with training, let's say I go to work for a week to learn a thing and I find something challenging all of the enthusiasm to learn fashion fades away instantly and I plunge into some form of moods and discouragements never to learn again. After some breaks I find a new passion and return to training
One of the things that I found challenging is working with body size and shapes.
For some people who do not have a perfect form or physique especially those with some form of Skin fold you have to do alot of manipulation for their outfits to have a beautiful fitting.
Working consistently for over a year now has helped me go get the tricks involve and I feel so proud to have hit this milestone.
In case you haven't come across the blog, I am currently doing a free Christmas giveaway to sew for free for people within my vicinity who may not be able to afford Christmas clothes, it's titled "cloth a neighbor at Christmas" you can see the post <a href='https://peakd.com/hive-127911/@monica-ene/rush-hour-sewing-of-numerous-outfits-as-christmas-gifts-lets-cloth-our-neighbors-and-friends-at-christmas'>here </a>
I got this plus size outfits as one of the Christmas sewing I will be doing for free and her shape is just one of those kind I often shy away from. I took up the clothes, took her body measurements as best as I can and started working on this.
An overlap dress with ball sleeve
Having made the pattern on paper
I had cut out the fabrics and had barely sewn the dress halfway before I rushed back to her to try it on
I felt relieved seeing this
Her measurements that I worked with were
Taking notes of her physique and Skin folds I have noted how to take out all the uneccessary allowances and reduction needed for her waist line in order to have a perfectly fitted outfits while she was yet wearing the dress
Having done that I got a better results up here. I was so happy that now I can work with any body measurements size and shape, that is the milestone a had just crossed hahaha.
The fabric wasn't enough to sew the sleeves hence I made the second sleeve from the organza material I had added to the bodice to give it some beautiful form
Who is going to help me fix the zippers, I think I still dislike doing that aspect.
Maybe nobody is coming to my rescue today so I got to do it myself 🤣
With an elastic in the sleeve to gather it
Am I alone in the house today?
Maybe not alone, I got this beautiful lady companion who is always the first to try out my outfits
Tada, tacyne says Hello everyone
And this lady Bluetooth who never learns to keep quiet because women are talkatives 😆😆
They are the companions who make sure that I don't get bored or lonely 😆😆😆🤣, the lady helped me to sew and the bluetooth sings all day.
That's enough, hope my needlework family are all having a good time this day
Happy new week Family 🤸🤸💃💃😍🥰🥳