Saturday, May 21, 2011

No money but creative

So here is where I start.  I have little to no budget to spend money on clothes and accessories.  So I try to do my style based not based on my lack of money lest I become an advocate of the "homeless" look. ;P

So instead a little cheaper way to get your style: make it.

Now this is not for the weak of heart.  This is not for the people who are afraid to fail.  Have fun is my rule of thumb.  Are you scared?  You can always get a guide.  I prefer to shoot from the hip.  I try and error on the larger side (you can always take in but you can't add more fabric).  I take an idea and just run with it.  So this is the start of a dress.

This is a picture of the fabric I chose to use.

This is the cut of fabric I chose to use for the skirt.

Now I had the benefit of someone giving away fabric so that I didn't have to pay for mine, but try your local Walmart or even Joann's they have clearance sections.  You may not get the exact fabric you would want but more often then not it will turn out better than you had thought.   Contrast are great; play with them.  In the next couple of weeks (in the midst of everything else I will be doing) I will upload more pictures of what I am doing and why.

Do not feel like I know what I am doing.  The only thing that I do know: a basic knowledge of my sewing machine.  I look at clothes I like and look at the threading.  Look at how they are bound.  Do you ever see something in the store and think that looks cute, but it seems simple.  That's because it is.  You can do it.  Start small to not get overwhelmed.


  1. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Really like your blog.. i am forever wishing i could "make my own"! But fear and time stops me.
    Now a new follower

  3. Thanks for the compliment!

    Don't let fear stop you, I mean don't get me wrong it is intimidating but it is so neat to see what you can do.