Celebrating friends who sew
I sew. Obviously. And I love how a lot of you readers know what I'm talking about when I share my sewing projects. But in the real world, sewing is a bit of a lost art and not too many people I know besides my mom, who taught me, and a few of her friends consider themselves sewists.
Which is why I get really excited when friends of mine get brave and try out sewing projects! I have really happy memories of helping my good friend put together a dress she bravely made out of a Vintage Vogue pattern a few summers ago, and I am excited by the idea of helping another friend learn to use her new sewing machine!
But one very exciting story is how my oldest friend, whom I met when I was 10, has really gotten into sewing and making clothes for herself. I offered to take some pictures of her creations, so she had some good documentation!, and it was so fun seeing all the pretty things she's made (she has similar taste to mine and we both love Simplicity 2444!) and practicing blog-ish photos from a photographer's perspective.
So, without further ado... check out what my lovely friend Alyssa has been up to!
First I just have to show you what she made most recently. We talked about it before we cut it out, and now it's so cool to see how she put it together! She was inspired by this dramatic V back Urban Outfitters dress...
And wanted to make her own!
She used Simplicity 2444 for the bodice but seriously modified the back. She found some awesome aqua stretch lace online and the perfect double knit aqua lining at Joann. Super fun, what an accomplishment!
Simplicity 2444 bodice and gathered skirt, of a dotted nylon net over a neutral lining. Just lovely!
An elastic waist skirt she put together without a pattern...
A sheer print dress...
Another Simplicity 2444 variation (this one has a V back, too!)...
And (left) another elasticized dress without a pattern, and (right) a lovely linen print 2444 dress.
It's soooo cool to see what she's been making! Sharing the joys of sewing and creating with old friends gives me the warm fuzzies.
I'm sure you know what I mean! Have any of you had those great "shared sewing joy" moments??