The making continues…
All the Me Made May posts have inspired me to gather my courage and attempt to sew a few things for myself. To wear. I started out with a really simple skirt, shirred at the top, and then seamed at the side. I added a pocket, cause I’m fancy like that. I have no tips really, I am a fan of no pattern sewing, and just kind of wing it measurement wise, trying on as I go.
Then I branched out and used an honest to goodness pattern. First time folks, and it was surprisingly painless! Big kid stayed up late with me one night to sew while the littles were sleeping. He doesn’t get a whole lot of one on one mama time these days, so the desire to sew with me trumped bedtime. It was awesome. This confident independent busy guy of my mine turns into such a tender mama’s boy at night. These moments remind me that all the bravado is only a small part of him, and that he needs just as much closeness as the little ones. As I cut out my pieces, he gathered the scraps and went to work puzzling out what they could become. He came up with this cute little bag, complete with pocket and strap. Love.
And my project didn’t come out too shabby either. Despite some flaws, I think its wearable-though my perspective is a bit skewed when I’ve put work into making something. This is such a great summer shirt, breezy and loose.
The pattern was really very clear and simple. If I can do it, so can you. Much like in knitting, all you need is the will to make it, the discipline to follow the instructions, and maybe check you tube from time to time. Really, no matter how complicated the pattern. The following instructions part is why I don’t get along well with sewing-I’m quick to cut corners, scoff at ironing, and well, it shows.
Next on my crafty agenda: taking my own advice and trying my first cross stitch sampler (laugh it up). It seems a promising project for a mama with only a few moments here and there. In the same vein, I am itching to read some short stories. On my list