The Advantages of Making Your Own Clothing (Part II)

One advantage of making your own clothing is that you can create your own patterns.

Advantages of Making Your Own Clothing


In the same fashion that home dressmaking lets you follow the trend but be an individual, it also allows expression of creativity. Once you have learned the basics, you can create your own clothing and patterns to your own designs and try various types of dress fabric for various styles and patterns.

Fabric and patterns

Many folks are put off buying a specific garment. Even though they like the cut and style, they don’t like the color, pattern, or fabric. This isn’t a problem when you make your own clothes since you have total autonomy over the dress fabric you pick. 

The selection of fabric can turn a garment from an item of clothing into something spectacular. There are no rules. A dressmaker with experience and skill might make a shift dress that is being sold in the stores in a boring crepe polyester in a fabulous flowing silk, taking it from the dull to the extraordinary.

Embellish and alter

Also, home dressmakers have the skills to take bought garments and make them their own. Not like the general buyer who chooses a garment because they like it, an expert sewer can see how a current garment may be altered for the better. A tuck here and there or adding a ribbon or some other sort of design below makes it more stylish. You can change a high street garment into something creative and individual. This is very different from the one worn by the other girl at the get together who just happened to have especially chosen that outfit for the affair.


As with most handicrafts and hobbies, there is a sense of enjoyment, fun, and accomplishment. Stepping out in an outstanding distinct garment in a wonderful dress fabric that you have created, getting compliments for it. It is quite rewarding and satisfying.