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Inspired to change

So I looked at the 2008 winning wardrobe contest on PR today. A maternity wardrobe from a sewist in Thailand. It is simply gorgeous. Really. And it’s so inspiring — these simple shapes with fabulous details in pretty fabric. Really nice. So I’m inspired. slow down. Do the details, make it perfect. But make it perfect not out of perfection’s sake but for the prettiness of it. The wardrobe was just beautiful. I’m so inspired!

I stuck the shortened RTW skirt on my dress form – and my dress form needs to get skinnier! So I’ll have to adjust that when I am not holding the baby. Poor thing i whacked her (lightly, but whacked nonetheless) with the base when I was trying to open it up.

How do I plan to slow down and do the details? Grab some silk bias for theĀ  hems on my SWAP pants. Make a pretty self-fabric drawstring with chinese knots. Stitch the tube top hems in three sections, with the right color thread.

Make the dress with all the topstitching details. Start with the shorts to test out my handiwork. It’s possible. Take the time. Have fun being slow.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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