Monday, August 6, 2007

Thoughts on sewing daily wear...

I love watching The sartorialist but my life is different, and I have to adapt fashion into something that works for me. I nearly never wear high heels, and clothes that has to be adjusted through the day just doesn't work for me. I get dressed in the morning, and then I sort of just forget what I am wearing. It has to be practical, feel good, and of course look good...I hate clothes that doesn't fit me perfect, therefor for years I have been making most of my own clothes, including the rather boring but essential pieces like the long tops in black


This is an old pattern, mostly used working in the ceramic studio. See the picture of the old rag. it is dead, but you should just feel the fabric...it is so soft and heavy....love linen.... I love it so much that it is now adapted in to this pattern. Wiksten has written a little something about uniforms....and beautifull ones. I have a thing about making in little series, and I think that one of the dresses will be dyed( not sure of the colour yet...any suggestions ?? ) >UNIFORM studio makes beautiful clothes in linen, and her way of working, like a scientist doing research is interesting reading.


I like the look of a little loose tops, with the straps hanging casual on the shoulder...but these straps always falls down, therefor they have a closure solution on the shoulder ( see below ). my long jersey tops have small buttons on the shoulder, and are attached in the middle of the back to keep them from falling down ( and I like the look). Now i just hook whatever dress I am wearing on to the jersey top...and It all stays in place.


I am very careful when I choose fabric, and never really trust it before it has been washed and worn for some time. I am also very careful with my basic patterns, and some of them have been used for many years. I take pictures and keeps in plastic pockets. These clothes I never get tired of, and I wear them to the ground.

12 comments:

Mette said...

L�kker sort top! Jeg er vild med dit design, hvem der bare fik syet t�j til sig selv!

anne (altså en anden en af slagsen) said...

Mette jeg er vild med din måde at dokumentere dine egne arbejder på. At du tager billeder og gemmer sammen med dit mønster - jeg bøjer mig i støvet!

Den er rigtig fin din lille sorte sag, sådan en skal man da bare eje...

Kathrin said...

Åååå! Jeg har akkurat snublet over din blogg. Du lager så mye lekkert! Jeg elsker din lintopp! Oi,oi,oi hit må jeg tilbake. Er det OK å linke til deg?

jenny said...

oh, i love your top and dress! so pretty. you know, i've been thinking lately about my wardrobe too, and it seems the only things i wear over and over again are the really simple, plain, comfortable garments in neutral colors that fit me well. i think you're on to something. i wish you would sell that linen top so i could buy it!

Melissa said...

I love it all! I really like the simplicity of the style and the neutral linens are fantastic. The little button is a great idea!
Melissa x

Kristina said...

Mette, I SO, so love this post! And I sure noticed your top, when you visited ;o)
I LOVE your style!

UNIFORM Studio said...

Hi Mette -thanks for your nice comments about my work:)
These tops are really beautiful. I love the button detail.

Kelly said...

These are fantastic? Can I have ten of them? They have such a wonderful, workshop quality to them, just looking at them makes me want to go do something productive. Wonderful!

And just for the record, I think The Sartorialist would definitely take your picture walking down the street in this! ;)

Law of Attraction said...

I know this post is from August, but I just found your blog. I love the top you made. I am obsessed with it in fact. I bought a vintage wrap apron pattern that I plan on making into a top. I'll send you photos if it works out. Thank you for sharing.

Jenaveve said...

This is fantastic, and I like the way you describe how your daily wear has to be simple and easy, no fuss but still look great. Perfect!
I love these long tops!!

Kenzie said...

I love this linen shirt! Do you sell them? Or is there a pattern for it? Or could I hire you to make me a couple? Love, love, love it!

Anna Allen said...

i've been scrolling through your blog and looking at old entries. i just have to tell you that you are incredibly inspiring! thank you for sharing a small part of your life with the internet world. :)