Sewing clothing has, so far, eluded me. I don't think pajama pants count...they're pretty forgiving. Having said that, I will say that I've spent a lot of time learning about how things go together...seeing the parts of an article of clothing rather than just the item in its entirety. I am a devotee of Wardrobe Refashion and love how so many people can many something amazing from something that seems so not amazing. I've begun modifying clothing that we have to make it more usable and it is turning out to be easier than I thought.
Here I modified one of Charming's t-shirts for myself...I wanted it to be more suited to the female shape. I still use the shirt for my work-outs, but it wasn't good enough for "real" wear. Still, I was inspired. Last week, I had the opportunity to do something about it, so I grabbed my cutting mat, my marking chalk, and my pins...I even got a volunteer to play "assistant" and I got to work!
When Superman sent this shirt for Valiant, we quickly discovered a) it was far too big and b) when it shrank, it shrank up in length, leaving us a very large, very square shirt. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I tackled making it fit.
I forgot to take a picture before I cut off the sleeves, but it was just a standard man's t-shirt.
Then I took the sleeves I'd removed and made them shorter and fit them to the new armholes, cutting off the extra fabric (Valiant's arms aren't as big as a man's so the circumference of his sleeves needed to be smaller.)
I know it might not seem like a such a big deal, but every time I do something like this, I understand more and more about fit. To me, that is tremendously useful and worthwhile. What about you? Have you always known how to sew or have you learned it along the way? Maybe you don't sew clothing at all? I think there is a resurgence, but maybe that is because I am looking for like-minded people.