Hey everyone. Story time! This little red satin coat may seem very simple, but it means something to me. Why??
Because this is the first coat I made! When I was in my first year of high school back in 2011-2012 , I took my first fashion class and I learned how to sew. My fashion teacher had us sketch out some designs that we would want to make for the fashion show at the end of the school year. I sketched out about 5 designs including this blazer. My original vision was something a little different from this, but it had to be simplified as I had barely learned how to sew.
My fashion teacher told us to buy fabric for our first piece and I had my eyes on the satin. Satin has a very slippery element to it and moves a lot when you try to sew it which makes it a difficult fabric to work with. Not knowing that at the time, I had picked out a fabric that was not beginner friendly. I struggled to make the jacket and needed help from my teacher.
Every time I would sew the jacket and bring it to my teacher for approval, she would say that it wasn't good enough for the fashion show. After 4 months of struggling, I did not have any piece to put in the first fashion show I was a part of. I felt like I sucked at sewing and just defeated. .
Three years later, after more experience and taking more fashion classes, I was able to fix my mistakes and make it look more polished. Another three years have passed since then and I have made so many pieces using satin, including my prom dress. Moral of this story is that you may struggle at first, a lot, but just keep going. Start off simple. It's a part of the process. [Made February 2012, corrected in 2015]