Setting Sail on the Sea of Fashion Design: I Sewed My Own Pockets

Hey!! ❤️

I guess I am more of a go-getter than I thought? In my last post, I threw around the idea of learning how to sew. I circled around the idea with uncertainty, as I have for a long time now. That was, until, I decided to just dive right into it!

My mom owns a sewing machine and I was a very attentive student, learning how it all worked, and decided to sew pockets onto a dress I already owned as my first project. The result: AN AWESOME DRESS RE-DESIGN!

I chose the checkered fabric because I had a shirt that matched it. And guess what? I didn’t have as much trouble with sewing as I thought I would. Who would’ve thought?!!!

When I went for an evening walk the next day after sewing these bad boys onto my dress, I walked through the park like John Travolta walking down the streets of New York City in the beginning of Saturday Night FeverStayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees playing in my head. It gave me that little boost of confidence: “…why yes, I made and sewed these pockets myself! Check out these seams…”

I really liked this dress before, but now I’m in love with it!!! ❤️

Once I realized I could sew pockets, the dormant sewing beast within broke out of its cage. I decided to take the leap and order a fabric for my first skirt! I should be getting the fabric in the mail in a few weeks.

And that’s my sewing progress so far!! See ya next time!

14 thoughts on “Setting Sail on the Sea of Fashion Design: I Sewed My Own Pockets

  1. Congrats, your dress looks amazing!!! The checkerboard pockets make such a bold statement on the red floral dress, and they look super professional. The whole thing has ’60s and ’80s vibes all at once, which is awesome. But most of all, it’s very cool that the “dormant sewing beast within broke out of its cage.” Also, that wearing your creation on your walk made you feel like Travolta in Saturday Night Fever!!! Have fun making your new skirt; I can’t wait to see it! 🙂

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