Saturday, 30 April 2011

Introduction; My Style

I have been following some very interesting blogs for the last few months, which have inspired me to create one of my own.  I have been sewing since I was about 14 years old, which began by recreating new garments from hand me downs.  Most of my sewing skills and techniques I have picked up as I made clothes for my family and myself. 

I am a plus-sized girl who enjoys all aspects of creating a wardrobe brimming with individual style.  I have been able to achieve this by sewing garments that suit my body shape and reflect who I am.  At times this hasn't been easy to achieve, so through this blog I would like to share some of my experiences and frustrations. 

My thrift shop finds make up some of my substantial stash of fabrics and garments in need of refashioning.  More recently I have started to collect patterns.  Most of them plus-sized, as I have never really mastered pattern drafting . 

I am currently on the look-out for wool garments, especially merino to add to my wardrobe as winter is approaching here in New Zealand.  I particularly like garments made in NZ and Australia. 
100% merino thrift find