If you also have no idea what a Liebster is, it's basically a way for small blogs (with under 200 followers) to support each other and help reach new audiences. It's a cute idea, and there are so many lovely little blogs around lately that I'm totally flattered to participate! I've been given a series of questions to answer about my sewing life, so here goes!
1. What is your favourite garment so far?
I thought about this a while, and realised that my favourite handmade garment is actually more of a refashion. Here's the only decent picture I could find:
|Yeah. Even in heels I'm short...|
2. Favourite textile to work with?
Linen, hands down. But when I can't afford linen (most days), probably rayon.
3. Why did you start sewing?
I've always loved art, but I guess I started sewing because I was drawn to the idea of creating things I couldn't find anywhere else. My first project was hugely overambitious: a dress for my grade 10 formal/prom. Over the years, as my skills improved, I started to appreciate more about the methodical process of sewing, as well as the environmental and ethical reasons for making my own clothing.
4. Are you a planner or do you wing it?
Good question! I like to plan things out, but sometimes it's exciting to just wing it. I guess I'm just a bit of both!
5. If your sewing machine was an animal, what type of animal would it be?
Probably some kind of field rodent. It's very high-pitched. It's jumpy and jittery, and Bean just loves chewing on it while I'm not looking!
Now it's my turn to nominate some bloggers! I only checked follower numbers via Bloglovin, so if you happen to have over 200, oops!
Katrina from Boots & Cats. Cute photography, cute sewing, plus a love for boots and cats! Does it get any better than that?
Etemi from The Secret Costumier. I love everything Etemi sews and wears. She has such an awesome style, and her Me Made May posts made me seriously crave velvet!
Lindsay from Design by Lindsay. Lindsay is super lovely and always manages to completely change my mind about patterns. Her shibori Prefontaine shorts are the cutest!
Shannon from Adventures of a Young Seamstress. Shannon has such a beautiful style, and some seriously amazing dresses in her repertoire!
1. What is your favourite handmade garment to date?
2. Do you have a favourite pattern? What is it?
3. Why did you start blogging?
4. What was the first sewing blog you ever read?
5. If time and money were no obstacle, what would be your ultimate sewing project?
Apologies in advance if you're not into this kind of thing!