I have to say….taking this sewing class is the best thing i have done for myself in AGES. I love learning, and i love what happens to that learning once my mind processes it…
At last, i have sewn a skirt from a “REAL” pattern, with a “REAL” zipper installed. I am over the moon with joy….i made something that i can really wear! All by myself!!!!
It’s all cut from a vintage sheet, so it’s thrifty and recycled!
I just did a simple rolled hem, and added the eyelet and ric rac just for fun…
I had to wing it with the waist…the pattern piece that i was supposed to use was long gone. So i just used bias tape and allowed it to hang long in the back so i could tie it in a girlie bow. The zipper was not hard to put in at all, thank to the fabulous tutorial by Michelle of Green Kitchen.
Of course, i could not resist putting on some flair!
I can’t believe i made the whole thing….damn it feels good to be a crafter
But i can’t take all the credit…none of this would have turned out as well with out the help of my new baby….
Janome Sewist 525, how d i love thee??? Let me count the ways…..
My amazingly sweet Mister picked this up for me yesterday for my birthday. Yes, it’s very early to think birthday, but i have really been struggling with my old machine…its the little Brother that couldn’t! In class, i was fighting it constantly, it won’t even sew over the end of a zipper and it pulls to the left while you stitch so you have to hold on for dear life or everything goes wonky. But i won’t speak TOO ill of it….that machine sewed alot of dollies, purses, monsters and aprons and such. I learned alot from it and it did the best it could for me, bless it’s heart. It is ready for retirement with honor
My sewing corner looks so much swankier with new ‘Nome, and i hear it calling to me….i am ready to see what else it can do!
Hope everyone is having a lovely day!