It's apparent that people, overall, prefer clothes with clean lines, clothes with no fuss (example, the t-shirt, the denim jean, the slim skirt). I may not understand why some people don't want to experiment with different silhouettes, but I guess it makes life a lot more simple; streamlined clothes are easier to mix and match (especially solid colored clothes), and many people have other things to think about besides clothes.
This past week I focused on simplicity. I like to make unusual and unique clothes, but I'm trying to reign myself in, for a few months anyway. I'm finally sewing for myself as well. I don't usually sew for me, I prefer to serve others, but this year I decided to remember myself as well. Here are a couple of samples of tops and a hat.
by SK Clothes www.wix.com/skclothes/SK
The printed top was a much wider and long sleeved top. I took off 6 inches from the sides in total and cut the sleeves, but before this was done, I placed a print design made by my son on it. He said it looked like an antique print. I think he liked the result, but he'd like it on regular t-shirts. I like the sleeveless top. My twist on it, of course, was trimming the armhole and neckline with a brown and tan print polyester fabric. I decided to make the belt last minute to add interest. I love my ruffle hat design as well, and I will be wearing this alot. I serged the flower applique with brown thread. There's a black and brown theme going on with all 3 designs, isn't there? This happened naturally...
Till next blog!