I also made a waistcoat which I cannot find anywear and fear it may have found its way into the charity shop bag. I found the folder that I had to make about it and the drawing of it. It was gold satin with the bottom section made of pink and brown ribbon stitched onto cream net.
I have got lots of ideas for some gorgeous clothes that I could make for myself and keep finding myself daydreaming about clothes I could make. But I keep having to remind myself that my sewing machine has been retired to the top of my wardrobe for 5 years for a very good reason.
I found it really difficult to find the sorts of materials that i wanted to make clothes with.
When I did find a material I really liked it was usually exccessively expensive.
It was so mush easier to just go out and buy clothes
I just never seemed to be able to find the time to finish making the clothes and it just got me stressed- I have a lot less time now then I had then
It was almost impossible to keep the half made clothes/ pinned out material away from young children or cats that wanted to walk all over it.
Perhaps dressmaking would be a great hobby for me once I have more time on my hands. In the mean time, I may dust off my sewing machine once in a while to customise my clothes and do a few alterations. I might even start having a little browse around haberdashery shops when I see them.