It has been a while since I have written a post, basically just because I haven’t been inspired to produce anything creative and I have been pretty busy with personal things like getting married, buying an apartment, becoming pregnant and so on ha ha.
But hey, I thought today let’s write a little post on my wedding that took place last month, as I did indeed manage to make my own wedding dress :). This had been my plan ever since I started taking Dress making classes, however things happened and I kinda gave up on that idea. Plus we set a wedding date very last minute, hence making the dress I had originally designed was not an option.
Also I was going to be getting married on a beach so having a veil is a bit much i would say 😝. This is how it turned out in the end:
My favorite part of the dress is actually the back. I think I did a pretty good job if I say so myself 😂
Basically I had a week to get myself a dress, but could not find anything appropriate in the shops so I actually had to revert to making it myself. Thanks to my sewing machine which is a Brother 3200 it only took me 2 hours to sew together. I had some material that I used from previous clothing that I did not want anymore and I had an idea of the style of dress I was going for.
I actually have to say not as difficult as I thought it would be. Anyone who is interested in Fashion Design can really do it without much experience nor knowledge in the subject. You just need the motivation and inspiration to get started! 😊
I am delighted to say that I started to take private dress making lessons. I am so super excited about this that I just needed to blog about it.
I had my first lesson yesterday and my teacher is amazing. She actually used to be a Fashion designer herself and had her own boutique. However with the economic crisis back in 2008 things didn’t go so well.
I’ve decided to book 10 hours straight up and see how far that gets me. Goal is to make my own clothes at some point. As these lessons are costing me an arm and a leg I will have to cut back on other expenditures. However I see it as investing in a skill that could maybe become a side earner if I manage to stick to it and of course if there is any natural talent which only time will tell. And if not at least I gave it a go, as it was something I always wanted to do but never really had the time, money or effort to put into it.
Anyway the first lesson was amazing. My heart beats with joy when I get to put my pencil to paper and make drafts. It’s all about taking the right measurements and drafting the “block” ( the body measurements of the person) very precisely. I could feel the passion inside me, so I definitely think this was a good idea.
So to anyone out there who thinks there is something they always wanted to do, do try it! I always regretted not having studied Fashion Design, however at the time I think I just wasn’t ready and sometimes life as other plans for you. I believe there is always a “right” timing for something and you need to feel it in yourself when the time is right for you.
For me it was a conversation with colleagues on a layover in Tanzania that rekindled my love for design and drawing, followed by the Oprah show 2 days later that inspired people to follow their dreams. Haha and I don’t even watch Oprah and that same day I called art schools around Dubai to search for private Dress making lessons.
I promise I will post a picture of my first piece of clothing I will make, however that may take a while haha keep in mind I have another full time job too.:)