I have seen in the past where the Netster does a 31 day writing challenge on a certain topic. I have always wanted to join in, but never actually got around to doing it. Well this year I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a shot! I have really been into sewing clothes and have been feeling like this may be a new direction for The Ruffled Stitch. I mean you guys, I LOVE sewing clothes. I have always loved sewing, but this is a whole other element. So as I was thinking on topics, I decided what better topic to write on just that, sewing clothes?!
When I first started sewing clothes I really didn’t know what I was doing. What types of fabrics work best for what project? What types of sewing notions did I need? Did I really want to use patterns? I had lots of questions and scoured the internet for answers. Half the time I found answers, the other half I just went with it because that’s just my personality. I think ah, I don’t really need to do it that way! Then find out, well I guess I did. So after all the rambling my point is, I want to create a one stop place to get beginners started sewing clothes. I will walk you through terms associated with sewing clothes, a few of my favorite ways to do things, tips, and just encouragement in general to get you started on your own clothes making journey!
This is something I love doing and love talking about. I want to inspire you to also do it and show you, it really doesn’t have to be that difficult! Join me on this 31 day journey to start sewing a handmade wardrobe! I hope you learn a few things along the way!
Follow along with the full series here:
Day 2: Is it Worth It?
Day 3: Not One “Right” Way
Day 4: Deciding What To Make
Day 5: Getting Great Results
Day 6: Good Resources
Day 7: Handy Tools
Day 8: Patterns
Day 9: Understanding Patterns
Day 10: Basics of a Pattern
Day 11: PDF Patterns
Day 12: Great Fabrics for Clothes
Day 13: Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Pattern
Day 14: Getting the Right Fit
Day 15: Making a Muslin
Day 16: Pre-Washing Fabrics
Day 17: Sewing a Straight Line
Day 18: Seam Allowances and Finishing Seams
Day 19: Serging Tips and Tricks
Day 20: Pressing
Day 21: Button Holes
Day 22: Sewing Perfect Darts
Day 23: Easy Uniformed Gathering
Day 24: Ruffles
Day 25: Neckholes: Facings
Day 26: Neckholes: Bias Tape
Day 27: Neckholes: Knit Garments
Day 28: French Seams
Day 29: Sewing Elastic Waistbands
Day 30: Digging Deeper