Anyway, I know that a lot of people who make their clothes strive to make them look store-bought or designer, or maybe just professional. Lots of information out there on making your clothes look less homemade. But truthfully, I don't care. I still want them to look professionally done--no threads, zippers unnoticeably, buttons correctly aligned. But I don't care if people know my clothes are hand made.
Is there a stigma? I don't tell everyone I make my things, but occasionally I'll say something like "Thanks, it's my design" or "Thanks so much, I worked forever on them". What do you do?
Anyway on to my Lumberjack in Pink shirt with my favorite preppy buttons.
|MMMarch Day 8|
I found this fabric at a yard sale, wrinkles like linen, I think it's a linen/cotton blend?
Grey accents on the sleeves and collar stand.
Awesome buttons--This is one of the things I'm talking about. You wouldn't find these buttons on RTW, however, I love them. They are the size the pattern calls for --which is usually a size too big, if I'm not mistaken--and they are shiny, not itty-bitty plastic buttons from RTW clothing. Not that there is anything wrong with itty-bitty plastic buttons.
I've worn this shirt a couple times, trying to figure out if I liked it--so you see--going through the wash has wrinkled the sleeve cuffs and some of the wrinkling in the waist is due to the fabric(and my obvious lack of ironing)
|Back view--wait, I'm not sure why I needed to spell that out|
Notes: M3541, cut the 12, made View C, added cuffs from A, sewed up side slits, rounded bottom just slightly. I didn't interface the cuffs.
Pattern: stash for years