Since I stopped buying any new readymade clothes I am finding it easier and easier to dress completely self-stitched on a regular basis, as some of my older store-bought clothes are starting to bite the dust. I've always found it difficult to throw out store-bought clothes. Ironically, a garment I've made myself is far easier for me to toss out, because I can see all its faults and my inner perfectionist will judge it harshly for not exactly fitting my vision at the time of making it. I look at some old thing I made years ago and see how tacky and "homemade" it looks (all seamstresses know the vast vast difference between the "handmade" and "homemade" look, I don't need to go into that now, do I?) whereas a garment I've bought readymade I just accept happily for what it is.
Now on a similar train-of-thought, and I'd like to know if any other self-seamstresses ever get this too... since I'm known for making my own clothes I'm often queried by people as to whether or not I've made what I am wearing that day... and if on occasion I have to respond, "oh, not this, I actually bought this"; I'm not kidding, people will go, "oh", all disappointed, and change the subject, moving right along, and seriously, I feel like I'm letting people down. I feel like a failure, because I'm wearing something I didn't make... oh dear, just not up to scratch today, hmmm? ... Is this ridiculous or what?!
Now tell me whether I'm alone here, or am I being too sensitive? Does anyone else get this reaction from others when they wear store-bought clothes?
Shirt; Burda 7767, first seen here (borrowed from my son, he's OK with it) turquoise striped cotton
Skirt; Vogue 7303, ivory wool blend
Coat; my own adaption of Burda 7786, beige cotton
Belt; had since teenager years
Booties; Django and Juliette, from Zomp shoes