Style Inspiration: Tabitha Sewer
You know those people who are DIY masters? Those friends you have you who can look at something like popsicle sticks or pieces of wood and turn it into a work of art worthy of a museum wall? I’m not one of them. So when I come across someone with that kind of talent, especially in the fashion world, I tend to be pretty blown away. Tabitha Sewer, who sews the chic and fun outfits she shows off on her blog, Instagram page and YouTube channel and has a name that really fits the bill, was no exception. Prepared to be amazed yourself… and suddenly get the urge to go out and buy a sewing machine. (Psst... I’ll see you in that Target aisle.)
Her style: “Simple silhouettes with a splash of color and texture."
Why she loves fashion: “I grew up loving fashion. At the age of 11 my friend was asking me almost everyday to help her pick out outfits for school. Fashion is my art and it's a way that I'm able to express myself.”
How she learned to sew: “My mom taught me when I was young—at least she tried to. I never had the patience to learn when I was a kid so after one or two lessons I quit. I taught myself twenty five years later, trying to remember the things that my mom taught me as well as what I saw her do. I never stopped practicing from there and, as the years went on, I got better and better.”
Why she started making your own clothes: “At the time that I started, I had just gotten out of the Air Force and knew I couldn’t afford the designer clothes I loved so much. I taught myself to sew so I could recreate the designer looks I wanted. I absolutely love it! I love that I am able to create something out of a flat piece of fabric and love the reactions I get, especially when someone asks me where I bought my garment. I get to say I made it myself.”
The best style advice she’s been given: “The advice I’ve given myself: Make and wear what excites you. Wear the stuff that gives you that giddy feeling inside!
What makes her feel beautiful: “The clothes that I create.”
Her female role model: “Beyonce, specifically her creativity, hustle and passion for her art, and Oprah. Her love for people and her work is inspiring.”
Tips for beginner sewists: “Practice. Practice. Practice.”