The Sew Weekly Contributor: Sarah Gabbart

Sarah-profile-photo Name & Location: Sarah Gabbart, Houston, Texas (yee haw!)

Blog: Welcome to the Jiggle

How long have you been sewing: I have been sewing on and off for 18-ish years. My grandmother taught me when I was young and I loved it, hated it, thought it was nerdy, loved it again and then loved it even more.

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: Creating a unique wardrobe is one of my main goals for 2011. The Sew Weekly Challenge helps me to stay true to that goal by making me stick to a sewing schedule and create items to wear!

What do you love most about sewing garments: I love the challenge of creating something you can actually wear. It's an amazing feeling to throw on something that you made that fits you perfectly.

What do you hate most about sewing garments: That "Oh NOOO!" feeling when something is just not going to fit. I'm so oddly shaped that I'm all over the place with it comes to sizes and fitting can be an issue with some garments.

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I would love to gain a better understanding of construction and tailoring through making different types of garments.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2011: Losing 30 pounds – I'm really focused on getting down to a healthy weight by changing my lifestyle and eating habits.

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing and Lulu Letty are both great resources, one for sewing and one for straight up cute outfits. Also, I love The Sartorialist for inspiration – some folks find it a bit pretentious (there are tons of models and fashion editors featured) but he has a good eye for style and finds some of the coolest "on the street" looks!

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. I have a few shape problems to so I will be interested to see how you over come those in the next year if that is something you blog about. It would be great to get some tips. So glad you are in the challenge.

  2. Hey Sue!
    Absolutely – I’ll do my best to let you guys know what’s working and what’s not; I’m anticipating some interesting fitting challenges this year, but hopefully some good solutions too :o) Happy Sewing!

  3. And just when I thought this blog couldn’t be any cooler, Sarah shows up!! :) Thanks for the inspiration, gals – you make my wannabe seamstress heart a happy place.
    Can’t wait to ogle your concoctions this year!

  4. Happy Katie – you are so awesome! We need to have a cupcake party when I get all these garments done or several cupcake meetups to make sure I keep going. Probably both. :o)

  5. YAY! Sarah. I was so surprised when I saw your pic here. I love Mena’s blog so it will be very exciting to see what you do this year. SewCrafty rocks. Congrats.

  6. Thanks Amber! Wow – I’m amazed at how many folks I know that read this awesome blog! HOUSTON Represent!

  7. I’ve followed Mena’s great blog for a year. I’m so pleasantly surprised to find Sarah as one of the selected guest bloggers. We met once and e-mailed a couple of times. I visited Sew Crafty in the Fall for an article.
    All the best to Sarah in this venture, and I will be eagerly waiting to see all the guest bloggers’ garments. You young sewing bloggers are so inpiring!

  8. Hey Samina! Great to see you on here – this is such an inspiring blog and I can’t wait to see all the cool stuff everyone makes and learn from all the seamstresses!