Sewing and making your own clothes have never been easy, but with enough time and practice, you’ll know and learn how to do it. And learning tips can make that process so much easier. So, if you are having trouble with making your vintage style clothing, then you’ve come to the right place since that is what we’re going to discuss.
Vintage dresses, shirts, and any outfit of a sort is something that will not get old, and that is proven by the ones who put all of their time and effort into making their own outfits. You are probably one of them. So, if you’re looking to make your own vintage clothes, it is essential to realize which level you’re on. Like, are you a beginner? Are you new to sewing and making your own clothes? Are you on the intermediate level? Do you know how to make your own simple clothes? Or are you an expert? Have you experienced making your own complicated clothing?
Now that you know what kind of level you are on. Hopefully, this list will help you even if you’re an expert or a beginner or something in between.
What Dress Are You Thinking Of?
Knowing what you want and what your end goal is, is important. You can sketch it out or look for a dress that looks quite similar, and you can base your vintage outfit off of that to make it so much easier rather than just thinking of the outfit itself in your head. It’s probably best to look for a dress similar since it will give you a 3D view of the dress you’re looking to make.
A reference is always a good idea when it comes to not only sewing but other creative activities such as drawing and writing too. Using a reference is pretty much like using that dress that looks similar to the one you’re thinking of. But if you don’t have an outfit similar to what you’re thinking of, you can use social media platforms for inspiration and for more insight to what you’re thinking of.
Who knows? You might even get better ideas. After looking at different pictures from platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram, you can then sketch out the dress that you’re thinking of along with the new ideas you got from surfing the internet.
How Much Time Do I Have to Spend on This Project?
Time is also an important factor if you’re thinking about making a whole outfit. If you have a lot of time on your hands, then you have more time to focus on your project and, hopefully, not get too sick or too stressed about making your outfit. But if you don’t have a lot of time, maybe you’re busy with work and other projects, then you should take it slow since after going to work and then immediately working on your outfit without any rest it can be really tiring and stressful. So, even if you’re determined to finish your outfit, never forget to take care of yourself first.
Use the Internet to Your Advantage
The internet honestly has a lot of things to offer, I mean, they have tutorial videos and articles to not only sew but draw, program and a ton more things. So, why not use that to your advantage? Since the internet pretty much has almost everything, go ahead and use references from Pinterest and watch YouTube video tutorials. Since the internet contains a lot of endless possibilities, your outfit is definitely one of those possibilities, so use the internet to your advantage. There are also free patterns out there that you can print whenever you want to. Luckily, some people are very willing to share their sewing hobby with other people on the internet.
Hang Out with Sewing Groups
If you have enough time to, you should surround yourself with other people who are sewing. You can hang out with friends and talk to them while sewing. Enjoy your time while sewing since it can get quite stressful if you’re sewing all alone and not even enjoying the time you spend on sewing. Plus, if you end up in a room full of people sewing, you might even get the motivation you need to finish sewing your outfit finally.
Ask for Advice
Asking and looking for advice is always something that anybody wishing to be better at something should definitely do. Sewing can be very difficult, and looking for advice and tips is a good way to improve quite quickly. Advice is one of the best things that you can get from socializing not only in real life but in social media too. You can join sewing groups and talk to people who are very experienced when it comes to making clothes. You could even make friends along the way.
Look Inside Your Closet
Your closet is not only useful for a 3D view of the outfit that you’re looking to make, but it can also be used to measure your size. If you have clothes that fit you perfectly, measuring that piece or pieces of clothing is definitely a must-do. Owning clothes that are the perfect fit for you doesn’t only benefit from you owning clothes that look good on you, but also making clothes that will look absolutely gorgeous on you.
Hopefully, this article does help you with making your outfit and making it so much easier than it usually is. One thing that you should definitely remember when you make your outfit is that the process of making your dress should definitely be most enjoyable. Even though at times it’s not going to be enjoyable, just make sure that you’re having fun while you’re making that outfit. You have to be in the mood and inspired during the process of making your dress, or else, it can end up really bad. Just always remember that you should always go first and that your outfit shouldn’t be a priority over your health.