As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've wanted to get my sew on for quite some time. With that goal in mind I thought I'd start with something "easy." What could be easier than an easy-peasy apron? As it turns out, a lot could be easier than an apron. Something like learning Japanese might be easier. Or maybe brain surgery... on myself.
To be fair to sewing, I should admit that I tried putting all these separate pieces from two different aprons and a dish towel together freestyle (aka. without a pattern.) I'm going to name it my Frankenapron. Catchy isn't it?
But I digress.
You see, it's almost done, but not yet. I'm not going to lie, it didn't quite turn out like I thought it would. I'm thinking of adding a bit of embellishment of some sort to it (ribbon or fire maybe?) to add some oomph to it. No matter what I do (or don't do) to it, I plan to wear it anyway!!
|Please don't mind and/or judge my messy house, crooked Frankenapron or me.....not that you would|
So, needless to say, I took a week or so off the sewing bandwagon. But then something happened to ignite my sewing passion. I was browsing Gap last week and found a skirt I simply had to have, just couldn't live without it, you see. But there were a few things wrong with it: A) It was on gap.com and even though it was on "sale" it was still B)$44.99. Add 7 plus dollars to that and it was more than I wanted to pay for a basic cotton skirt. It had turned into a skirt I could live without, I guess.
|The skirt at $44.99 online|
What could be easier?
Maybe a monkey with a blind fold would have done better. Again, what was supposed to be easy turned difficult. It actually started out okay, but as I was trimming the seams I actually cut through the center of the skirt....not an ideal situation for anyone. Then I did something funky with the waistband and made it pucker.
On the plus side, two hours later, I finished patching up my mess and ended up with a less than professional but still wearable skirt.
Nah, I don't give myself enough credit. It does actually fit better and is more what I had in mind when I bought it. It was just a lot harder than I thought it would be.
BUT I did learn a lot from it. I now know that maybe I shouldn't embark on projects that seasoned/professional sewing bloggers write about.
Maybe I should plan on baby stepping it backwards to easy patterns, then move forward as I build skill and confidence.
As the 'flight of the conchords say: when I freestyle I lose confidence..co-confidence.