Dress for Mom

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A minha mãe. Há vários anos atrás, comecei um vestido para oferecer à minha mãe no seu aniversário, mas vai-se lá saber porquê, a verdade é que nunca cheguei a terminar essa peça. Tenho a certeza que ainda nem tinha o S. quando o comecei, e o miúdo já está mesmo às portas do sétimo aniversário. Cheguei a ter o vestido todo pronto para prova, mas precisou de ajustes e foi aí que parei. 

My mom. Quite a few years ago I started a dress to give my mom for her birthday, but god knows why, the thruth is that I never got to finish it. I'm pretty sure I didn't have S. yet when I started it, and he's already knocking at the doors of his 7th birthday. I got to the point where most of the dress was put together, so she tried it on and I had some adjustments to make.

Esse foi o problema, creio. Continuei a adiar terminá-lo por muito tempo. Cada vez que espreitava na caixa dos não terminados dizia a mim mesma vou terminar isto este mês, mas... o tempo foi passando e estamos em 2021, com ele ainda na caixa, ainda por terminar. Peguei nele e jurei que maldita seja se não o acabar. 

That was the problem I believe. I kept postponing it. many times, I'd go through my unfinished projects bin and tell myself I am doing it this month, but... time moved on and I found it once again in 2021, still in the bin, still unfinished. I held the dress in my hands and I swore I'd be damned if I didn't finish it.

E terminei. Finalmente acabei-o e enquanto o fazia não consegui deixar de pensar no meu pai. Como ele tinha gozado comigo às custas do vestido que nunca mais estava feito. Tive-o na mente na maior parte do tempo que cosia o vestido e não pude deixar de pensar que ele já não o veria terminado. 

So I did. I finally finished it and while I was doing it, I kept thinking about my dad. How he had made fun of me because of the never ending dress I was making mom. I had him in mind most of those sewing hours and I just kept thinking how sad he wouldn't see it now that it was done.

Comprei o tecido localmente há muitos anos - a loja até já fechou, e o molde que usei foi de uma revista Burda que também já tinha usado para fazer um outro vestido para mim, igual embora o meu tenha sido com umas mangas balão que a minha mãe dispensou no dela. Caso estejam com curiosidade, o meu é o vestido verde deste post, e foi feito muito antes de ter um blog. 

Bought the fabric locally years ago - that shop is already closed, and the pattern is one from a Burda magazine I once used to make myself a similar dress, though mine had some very nice puff sleeves, which mom didn't want in hers. Mine is the green dress in this post, in case you're curious, which I sewed way before I blogged.

Em cima, uma pequena imagem do meu bloco de rascunho para as costuras. Tenho desenhado todos os projetos que pretendo fazer, um a um, e tem ajudado a manter-me focada neles. Um dos objetivos recentes era ir terminando projetos começados há muito tempo...

Above just a little shoot of my sewing sketch book. I've been drawing each of the projects I want to tackle, one by one, and it's been helping me a lot to keep up with them all. One of the goals lately was to finish some projects started years ago... 


Me Made May 2021 |Week 4| and last days

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4ª Semana / Week 4

E Maio já era! Que sentimento bom este de saber que consegui. Usei uma peça feita à mão todos os dias do mês e consegui publicar diariamente no IG cada uma delas. Este foi sem dúvida o ano em que me senti mais dentro do meu estilo pessoal com as peças que costurei (nunca gostei tanto do meu guarda roupa costurado por mim, como agora) e ao mesmo tempo, o ano em que partilhei mais peças novas durante o desafio. 

And May is gone! What a good feeling to know I did it. I wore at least one handmade garment every single day and was also able to keep it up, daily posting on IG. There's no doubt that this year was by far the one I felt more in my own skin with my handmades (nevr have I liked my self sewn wardrobe as much as I do now) and at the same time this was also, the year I shared more new garments during the challenge.

Dia 22 / Day 22
Fenix Romper - Cali Faye Collection

Dia 23 / Day 23
Crop Top - Burda 

Dia 24 / Day 24
Aspen Tank (hacked) - Seen & Sewn Patterns 

Dia 25 / Day 25
Bonn Dress - Itch to Stitch 

Dia 26 / Day 26
M is for Moto Joggers - Thread Faction

Dia 27 / Day 27
Knit Pencil Skirt - Pier Avenue Patterns

Dia 28 / Day 28
Top - Burda 

Dia 29 / Day 29
Magnolia Shorts - Sew Caroline 

Dia 30 / Day 30
Não recordo qual é o molde. / I can't remember what's the pattern. 😕

Dia 31 / Day 31
Florence Kimono - Sew Caroline
Vestido reciclado e desenhado por mim / Self drafted refashioned dress. 

E agora todos juntos. / All together now. 

Já o desafio paralelo de rabiscar os looks de cada dia, ficou para trás depois do dia 19, ainda assim, mesmo que já venha fora de data/contexto, vou continuar a fazer, porque quando olho para cada folha cheia, tenho uma enorme sensação de satisfação, por estar a fazer um pouco daquilo que sempre gostei.

As for the side challenge of sketching every day's look, it got behind after the 19th, though I plan on keeping it no matter it's out of date/context because when I stare at each full page, I have this greatest feeling of satisfaction, that I am doing a bit of something I've always enjoyed so much.


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