I don't do much sewing, but when I first learned I used to make some clothes for myself, partly because I find shopping painful. I am what most would consider a conservative dresser so finding clothes that I feel are appropriate for me is often hard. That's why I want, even now, to learn how to sew better and faster so that I can "recreate" the look I want without so much low-cut tops, etc. My brother mentioned recently of some other ladies who kind of felt like I do and he said that there should be shops for young people who like to look nice but have this same issue. I think a line of clothing entitled "Modestly Chic" would be a great idea. As you know by now, I have lots of ideas running through my head and I can't do them all, so I need to patiently focus on one at a time. :-)
As requested, here are a few pictures of somethings that I have made. Now, I admit that I know the purple corduroy jumper is no longer in style. I made that in the late 80s, early 90s when I was in junior high school. I just kept it. It's lined and everything. The African caftan I made some years ago when I was celebrating Black History month. I wear it to work at least once every year in February. The headwrap isn't a sewn piece; it's just wrapped. I have so many pieces of cloth that I have used for headwraps when I was in college. I was discovering my roots! Plus as a fabric lover, it just worked. I think one year I wore a headwrap everyday almost the entire year.
I do not quilt, and I'm not interested in learning. The quilted pieces are just premade quilted squares that I sewed the matching border around. Those were some quick and easy baby gifts! I wish I could share more of the things I have sewn over the years, but I didn't know to take pictures of EVERYTHING back then. Now I do.