Don’t be fooled into thinking that sewing is a thing of the past. Honestly, where we would be if clothing designers didn’t grow up with dreams of sewing their hearts out? We all could benefit from learning the basic sewing rules even if it is only to attach a missing button. When it comes to design and fashion women always know what they want. If we could all sew our favorite dress designs then designers would be out of business. When it comes to sewing and fashion you might be surprised at how easy it is to mimic today’s hottest dresses.
From Vera Wang to Milly these top ten dress designers know how to arrange pieces and fabrics to create elegant and abstract dresses. The only problem is that you can create these looks at home for a fraction of the cost as long as you take a few basic sewing classes. Designing cresses is not terribly hard. The patterns are either pre-designed or drawn-up. When it comes drawing and making your own patterns the idea sounds complicated but the actual task is not hard. When you find a pre-made design that you totally love, but you see one or two specs that you would like to alter, this is when the pattern-making diva in you should take over. Altering a pattern is like drawing simple blueprints. You pick your style and make additions. Add an inch here, throw a couple button holes there, move the zipper four inches to the left, and so on. When you are making fashion alterations are your best friend.
How awesome would it be to take the next runway look and knock the nine hundred dollar price tag down to less than thirty bucks? It is possible. But you have to put in the time. Nothing is ever finished unless you take it upon yourself to learn. Where would Tracey Reese and Shoshanna be if they never learned to sew? We all have the ability to create amazing dresses in our own homes; we just have to find the motivation to develop the skill. Some of the simplest sewing machines can be purchased for fewer than thirty dollars; threads and materials can be purchased for less than one dollar a yard. Once you price the differences between top dollar design and the simplistic option of self-design there is no comparison. We’ve all seen pages in magazines that show you cheaper options that resemble designer looks; you can create these looks for less than the discounted options. Don’t resist. Use that creative spark to engage in a hobby that will pay-off big-time!