I sew (clothes).
I ride (motorcycles).
I lift (heavy things).
I Krav (Maga).
Game of Thrones! Now to find threw models to be Daenerys, Cersei, and Sansa!
Do you think it’s possible for someone with limited to no sewing skills (aka me) to make a tulle skirt in about…Oh 10 days?
Definitely. You don’t even need a sewing machine, for certain kinds of tulle skirts! I’ve linked a few tutorials for you:
This is a tulle tutu. You’re basically knotting tulle around a ribbon over and over.
This is a layered tulle skirt (layered in a way that would allow you to not nee a slip underneath the skirt).
This one’s another layered (tiered) tulle skirt. You’d be using stretch material (very forgiving) and layers of tulle.
My school just changed the grading to the +/- system (which means a B+ is actually better than a B, and an A- isn’t as great as an A).
I’m not sure if I’ve ever vented about my costume construction teacher before, but I will again. She gave me an A- in the class, when I finished all my projects, actually turned them in early, and did all my shop hours.
First of all, I apparently didn’t “work” hard enough. Excuse me?!
The laundry bag project was a joke. The Frankendress wasn’t hard either (and she said my princess seam was probably the most perfect seam she’s seen). The button up shirt was a little harder, and I asked her a TON of questions about it (pride aside, right?). Oh, but the final project? “Anything”, this woman said…..until I asked about what I wanted to do - lined jacket, pants with a proper zipper, something boned like a proper corset. “That’s too advanced”, she claimed.
But now I have an A- (3.75) after dealing with her telling me WHY I’m not good at sewing. But because I didn’t WORK hard enough? Excuse me, while I show you what I’ve done to teach myself, thus why you didn’t “teach” me a lot of the techniques taught in class. Excuse me, for listening to you when you TOLD me I cut something wrong, only to have to REDO THE WHOLE SIDE OF THE DRESS cause YOU were wrong!! Excuse me, for not working hard enough, because it would be “too advanced”.
That’s an awesome compliment from anyone really :D
I started sewing 4 years ago in high school, but on and off. I wanna say that I’ve actually only really sewn for about a year, since I kept stopping (life happens, no money, etc, haha).
I think the biggest reason I am where I am now is how stubborn I am. For the longest time, I refused to use patterns. I was determined to learn how to do everything without patterns. I deconstructed shirts and pants to figure out how it was put together. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve messed up on an idea, and had to figure out some other way to fix it = the best way to get a cool design, I tell ya!!!
I didn’t make anything from scratch, except for my prom dresses. Looking back, I wish I made my prom dresses from thrifted things, too!
I would look at clothes from a technical perspective (looking at the seams, lines, etc). Honestly, I only used 3 patterns so far, and that was most recently… but I wanna say, since I started from taking things apart, it makes everything so much easier in terms of not needing directions, or if I wanna change something, I don’t have to plan as much ahead.
Just jump into it! That’s essentially what I did :P
I don’t wanna sew at home, cause I don’t have nice things like a big high table where I can iron, pin, and basically do everything on. /spoiled