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Overcoming Fear and Sewing for Myself

At the beginning of this year, I made a goal. After sewing clothing for my children for a few years, I decided it was finally my turn.
I made a goal to start sewing clothes for myself again. 
As a teenager I  used to sew my dresses, and that was the last time I had a successful project. During my first pregnancy I thought it would be fun to sew a new dress, but it ended awfully. It was a woven fabric empire waist dress with a full gathered skirt, and it billowed out on both the front and the back. The style and fabric was just wrong for my body at the time, and it made me look twice my size. I trashed it. 
This experience was very traumatic for me, and I didn't dare sew anything for myself again for several years. Sometimes I would get brave and buy a pattern that was on sale at the fabric store while looking for my children, but I never was brave enough to try again...until this year. 
I have Instagram to thank for my new-found bravery to begin sewing for myself. After setting u…

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