Hey Lovelies ❤
When it comes to creating your own fashion, most of us want to make garments that look presentable and expansive. Countless hours I spent daydreaming about hand-made wardrobe that look like it came from Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga…
And although that can seem pretty far reach for most of the newbie seamstresses, there are few ways that will instantly make your garments look higher quality.
After all, everyone had to start from scratch- even haute couture dressmakers.
The easiest way to improve the look of your garments is to choose high quality fabric made from natural fibers, such as: silk, linen, cashmere, cotton, wool etc. Not just that is good for your style- it’s also better for the environment. The only thing that can suffer is your wallet, but lately I’ve been a big advocate for quality-over-quantity mindset- and I suggest for you to be the same. Instead of mindlessly browsing the fabric stores and searching for the deals, set aside your monthly fabric allowance- and chose your fabric up-front.
The part of the reason why couture pieces are so expensive is because of the hours put in making them. So pay attention on details, right position of buttons, crisp cuffs, sharp hems, top stitches… Take your time with them, examine, improve. Which brings me to the next one:
Mistakes are normal part of… well, everything, but what you do with them actually counts. “Letting it go” and hoping that no one will notice will not make you garments look more expensive. What will- is going back and correcting them as much as possible. I used to be a lazy seamstress, never going back and fixing anything. That resulted in closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, so frustrating…
Last but definitely not the least. The fit of the garment is so important. You can make (or buy for that matter) the most expansive pants- but if you can’t sit in them or you constantly need to pull them up or do anything… Well, you get it. Of course, there are ways to cover these things but that’s not the theme of this post. The best way is find your fit. You can do it by creating slopers with your measurements and with them correcting the patterns you purchase. Orrr make your own patterns. Of course that’s a craft on it’s own and it takes tame to master but that’s what will bring your creations on completely different lavel.
That’s it my dear lovelies! I really hope this helps you, and if you have any other ideas please let me know in the comments below ❤
See you soon! xoxo