A New Hobby: Sewing
I get asked often if I make clothes for myself and Vy. And for so, so, so long, I have wished I could answer "yes" to that question.
Well, my friends, the time has come for me to stop wishing and to do something about it. I went to Michael's this past weekend to purchase some craft supplies and didn't realize they were having a huge moving sale. I didn't get what I went for, but I did purchase a Janome® Derby Sewing Machine for a really good price. It was an impulse buy and the kick-in-the-pants I needed.
The description on the box says it's great for kids and beginners. I have read mixed reviews on the machine, but for $36, I won't feel so guilty when I inevitably make some major rookie mistakes, or potentially break it. Hopefully, it will last for a few years, then Vy can use it to learn sewing too!
Anyways, I'm super-excited to learn! And, I'm looking forward to being proud of my stitches! I have always been fearful of people looking too closely at the stitches on things I've sewn before, because they are always crooked and uneven. Well, no more! I am going to practice, practice, practice. My hopes are to learn enough sewing techniques that I can create my own garments.
I've already purchased my first pattern for an Ishi dress from Straightgrain and will hopefully have a finished product to share with you all soon!
Until then, here are some pillowcases I made for Vy's teepee way back when. I thought they worked out pretty well considering it was one of my first real sewing projects ever.
Then, here are the stitches!
I'm not too embarrassed to show this picture, because I know, one day, it will be fun to look back and see how far I've come!