Lately, I’ve been feeling very energised. My gloomy, defeatist attitude has left me! Hurrah! I know it’s temporary and that she’ll return tenfold, her fiery wrath rejuvenated and eager to take me down once again. Pah, I say. Could it be, honesty really is the best policy? Well, so far so good. I’ll try not jinx it.
When I gave birth to this internet-moan-machine, I genuinely felt a deep routed anger against all things fashion. You know, the kind of anger that originates in the bottom of your belly; making every breath feel like a roller coaster, and should you manage to physically say anything, you immediately burst in to bundle of snot and tears. Sexy. No emotional explosion would be complete without the tail end breakdown – “This is not fair!” and “Why is this happening to me?”. Blub.
How hard can it be, in 2010, to find some tights/jeans/boots to fit.
Stupid, bloody question.
It’s not fair, but quivering chins and vexed posts won’t help anything. Nope. While I can’t make or alter tights, nor can I whip up some boots, I can learn to sew rendering a lot of my plus size/tall issues redundant. Sounds good to me!
All my UNUSED sewing books and fabric swatches. Shame on me.
Oh, I am a bold girl. All of these beauties were purchases well over a year ago, and since then have been gathering dust in my wardrobe. My intentions were only massive. Sure I was going to sew and make *everything* I could possibly need. Yup. The books are great, it’s just sewing is a doing thing, and reading is a reading thing. In my head I thought I could sew anything after speed flipping through a few books, but I failed. Miserably.
Not this time! I will be taking it very slow. Hopefully, inspiration and patience permitting, this little D.I.Y post will become a regular occurrence. I am the ultimate beginner, and literally have no idea where to go and find fabrics, wool and patterns. How do you use a pattern? I don’t know. As I go along, fingers crossed, I’ll have something insightful to share about the D.I.Y culture in Dublin and online.
Anyway, starting now, here’s a peek of my first online D.I.Y love, Threadbanger. Nom!
My D.I.Y inspiration:
I stumbled across these guys online last year and was immediately addicted. Where else can you learn how to turn a blazer and turn it in to a school bag? Well? Tell me! Since then, their website and video tutorials have had a beautiful make-over, possibly due to a surge in popularity after some mainstream media coverage, mainly appearing on the Rachael Ray show! How amazing. Whether you are a total novice or have reached a super advanced level, Threadbanger cater for everyone. While they are physically based in the States, their forum has members from all over the freekin’ world, including Ireland. Personally, I am a huge fan of Decor It Yourself, a show presented by Meg Allen Cole, comprising of tips and tricks to turn your nest in to a D.I.Y palace. Poifect.