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Tales of a craftster, part 3

Posted by Laura 25/10/2016 0 Comment(s) Sewing,

Previously happened: Tales of a Craftster part 2

Whoa! I totally forgot to update my story as I have been on a lot of Buranas.. I accidentally fell on my hand riding a bike a little over a week ago and now I need to eat pain killers. But without further ado, let’s continue the story!

I have always made most of my clothes using Burda-patterns, Suuri Käsityö, Novita and Moda were just too regular for me. I have bought lots and lots of Burda magazines from the public library when they were like 1 euro for 5 magazines – that’s just too cheap to pass up! For the kind of clothing I wanted to make, I have usually just made modifications to fancy wear patterns.

When I was younger, sewing was the only option to get the kind of clothing I wanted. Since I only had Visa Electron, I couldn’t buy stuff from the Internet and IRL shops were non-existent. Well, at some point Morticia came to be and their webstore was something to look through. I also remember buying a pair of PVC pants from a Finnish shop Magic Frog (that still exists!) and I always loved to look through this German shop, X-tra-X’s site finding inspiration. There was also this local (from Kouvola) girl, Rorasah, who made gothic clothing. Ahh, to be young again!

When I was younger, I got a lot of inspiration from many places. Today, I try to find my inspiration from Pinterest, TV-shows like Project Runway and different sewing groups on the Facebook. Speaking of which, we put together a new group on Facebook, it’s for alternative sewing and cosplay sewing. You’re welcome to join! :)

 

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