A Bit About Sewing

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.


  1. Thank you for sharing it with me!
    I have never taken any sewing classes, but I love handmade things, so if I knew how to sew that would be great.

    I love the way you write your posts, they flow so nice. As you know English is my second language, and it's so hard for me write the same way as if I was writing in Portuguese. Oh well...

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I don't know what city you live in. Have you ever considered shopping at Muslim clothes stores? You'll find many modest styles there I'm sure. I'm also sure you might be able to find some online shops as well.


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