Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
I don't know what it is about me and summer. All winter long I complain and shiver - hoping for the sunny days...but when they come, I feel like I'm always looking the wrong way. While other people are swimming and eating soft-serve ice-cream - I find myself hunched over my sewing machine in the heat, spinster bun firmly in place. It might be kind of sad, except it is so clearly my choice.
I've been sewing clothes this summer, exploring the world of textile beyond cotton, and I have to say...I've been enjoying myself! I'm not going to lie and say that sewing clothing is always 'easy-peasy'...that you can turn out flawless items with a little on-line help. Or that the results are better than you could buy. I'm not oblivious to the quirks of a homemade garment. Really. I won't be offended if you ask me, "Did you make that?
BUT! There is extreme satisfaction in making something you can wear. So...really. You should try it!
Here are some links to free on-line patterns, and pictures to urge you onward.
At least I really hope they do!
Pro: The simplest, fastest skirt I've ever made. Truly.
Con: Elastic waist. It always needs a belt.