The Sew Weekly Contributor: Sarah Gabbart
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!