Lately, I’ve been more into the concept of handmade garments. Making a partially handmade wardrobe is becoming something I want and with each project, the idea seems even more attainable. I never thought that I would be able to have a me-made closet, between a full time job and drafting all my patterns, projects took months to complete. Plus, my projects were a little grandiose! A girl likes to dream, right? But I’ve been using commercial patterns, comparing them to my block for fit and altering accordingly, and I can complete several projects in one month! After my post on failure and success, it feels so great to be sewing all the time, and I mean all the time, and accomplishing projects faster. I squeeze in 10 minute intervals of sewing here and there and somehow, in the blink of an eye, the garment is complete! So my sketchbook/scrapbook is reflecting my new mentality. For this page, the background is from a paper pack I bought from Three Potatoes Four. The figure is a magazine cutout and the actual garment is from an ornament exchange I participated in over the holidays (thanks Kelli!). This is what handmade is to me – made to measure, doing it naturally, timeless, luxe look for less, more of what I really want… The list goes on. What about you? What does handmade mean to you?