I noticed that, too. I haven't begun to jump in here yet, and wondered if sewing for another once in a while was an okay slip. Well, I think it must be. When I read "outfit", I think, "jacket, skirt, blouse" - the whole outfit. Then I saw blouses only or even underwear only. ;-) (Thank you for not modeling those, btw). Also, some have made "things", not wearables. I guess on the whole, everyone is sewing for themselves with a few little tributaries straying once in a while. I wondered, too, if the author of this blog, was thinking of encouraging us women to sit down and do something for OURSELVES rather than everyone else in the county. I think that is a noble request of hers. Thank you, whoever you are. I'm new, so I don't know much yet. And, DJ, I didn't post before, but the prom dress was beautiful, and I'm looking forward to this red and black print modeled by you! :-) I am really enjoying reading everyone's blogs and posts here. It's fun and encouraging.
Well, I thought it said "Outfit" in the blog title, but it says, "Garment". My bad.
Accordian3 communicated what this blog 'Make a Garment a Month' is about well. I just thought I'd add, that most of us also have our own personal blogs and it is perfectly okay to sew and post about our other creative activities there, be it for ourselves, or others. SarahLiz's vision is to encourage us to take time out to sew a garment item for ourselves each month if we can. If we can't, that's okay too. No pressure. Welcome Aboard!
Hi DJ - I think Lisa and Accordion3 (see below) have summarized the goals of the blog well. Thanks ladies :)
Our blog mistress is SarahLiz, she prefers us to keep to the rules. They can be viewed in the second from left tab, at the top. Next to the home tab.And yes the idea is to create something wearable for ourselves, sharing the planning and implementation posts. Being human and having lives, many of us make plans that differ wildly from what we implement. It is good to post it all regardless. I like to see what people are sewing irrespective of their plans. Not everyone posts every month. Some people don't sew that many garments for themselves. Some people post a lot in one month and not at all for the next. This blog accommodates fluctuations in sewing mojo. Cheers!
Hi all, yes, you have ready between the lines - this blog was about encouraging women to make some time for themselves. I only stipulate one garment, because so many women have busy lives, so it is not always easy to sew a whole outfit, or something complex. What can happen if we do not put aside some time to sew, even if only five minutes a day, is that we don't!! We'll do the chores, cook the meals, work, do what's needed, but sew for yourself - never!!!. That has happened to me as well :). So, it's really an encouragement blog - make what you like, according to whatever time you have that month. If you only have a limited amount of time (lots going on), just make a simple garment. If you want to make a whole outfit, do that. If you find that you don't finish, post it when you have finished - this is not pattern review, there is a person sitting here facilitating this, so there are no hard and fast deadlines!! And yes, people occasionally post things that are not garments - but that is not the point of the blog, it is about garments. However, for those of you that are not so "rule orientated" I am not going to wave a big stick:). We are all slowly getting the hang of things :) . And yes, some people disappear for a while due to life commitments. And then come back when things settle down.
Since I wrote the above comments, I have gone through more of the tabs and found you are the facilitator of this blog, Sarah Liz. Thank you for putting this together. I may jump in soon and start *really* sewing for myself instead of just buying fabric and patterns. For now, I'm enjoying reading what others are doing anyway. This really is encouraging. Thank you!
I have this book and software and have actually gone as far as printing out the wrap skirt - as far, but no further as yet! I love the idea of putting in measurements and printing out a personalised fit to the pattern. Does anybody know if this works - does anybody have any software recommendations? I like the fabric - looks cheerful.
I love your fabric. Good luck with this project. Can't wait to see the finish. :)