Sewing History Part 3

Some more of my items made from 18-20 years old that I do not have any more. Looking at the pictures I wish I had kept them all! Click on any image to see it full size.

My first jacket! Such a challenge but finished it with help from my Mom. Made from red linen with the coolest spiderweb lining.






Front (open)


Full Lining

Black and white musical note dress. I loved this dress but the bust part was never right on me! Might have another go at this pattern now I have more experience.




Front Bodice



Polka dot rayon dress. The fabric was amazing and flowy but again not keen on how this dress looked on me.





Linen princess dress. This was one of my favourites. Made from ikea fabric. Unfortunately came up way to big so had to sell.





Floral sundress. This was a quick and easy summer dress to take on holiday.




Front Bodice



1950’s wiggle halter dress. On the dummy this dress looks amazing, but I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it. Personally I thought it showed too much off as I don’t like low cut clothing, but the girl who brought it loved it.




Front Bodice



To be continued in part 4!

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

What is your favourite garment you have ever made?

Love Lou xoxox


40 thoughts on “Sewing History Part 3

  1. I love all the dresses. Seems like your biggest problem is fit. As a seamstress and sort-of tailor, I can sympathize with your dilemma. Keep taking classes of all kinds. My first garment was a prom dress. It turned out well but…never went to a;prom!!! I have a lot of tailored jackets (my specialty) and like you have gotten rid of things and then regretted it. My advice: have lots of room for storage!!! Fashion goes around and around. There are things I wish I still had!!!

    • Thank you! Yeah, I lost quite a lot of weight so most of them did not fit anymore so instead of taking them in I decided to sell them with the intention of making new! Thank you for the advice πŸ™‚ do you have a link to your blog? I would love to check out your projects πŸ™‚ xoxox

      • My blog is Egg in the Middle on Because I am working on another cookbook, most of my entries are about food. But…I tend to get in modes and I have felt lately that my sewing mode is resurfacing. (I do have one closet full of clothes I’ve made including swim suits and my tailored jackets)!!! I also knit and enjoy all kinds of crafts. Spring is coming soon so I will be working on a farm and canning fruits and vegetables. By the end of summer, I will be ready to get away from food and pursue my other life!!!

  2. First of all, thank you for visiting my blog and the like. I am now following your blog. I like this post and you are a great seamstress. I am impressed by the products I see. I am looking forward to visiting your blog again. Please consider following my blog. Thank you.

    Ta Ta for now, Cathy the Bagg Lady

  3. First, I love to sew, but am horrible at it…but I love it…but oh my… ;oD I admire your talent to create something to WEAR!!!
    Second, I LOVE the polka dot rayon dress (although they are all stunning). Evokes the “Pretty Woman” in my soul!

    • Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ Mine are only good because my Mom helps and makes me do everything properly. Or else I would just rush everything because I get overexcited haha. Seriously, if you love it just keep practicing and you will improve. You are always more critical of things you have made yourself πŸ™‚ xoxox

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