If you haven’t read my journal entry on the Carrie Cardigan, I found this fabric at JoAnn’s on the clearance rack. I love the color and the softness so much that I bought a bunch of yardage. Since I already made a Carrie Cardigan with it, I can’t wait to see how this Taos Top turns out.
Having never sewn knit or sewn knit on my serger, I was hoping for the best! I read up on sewing knits: the correct needles, not stretching as you sew, etc. I crossed my fingers and went slowly.
Let’s talk about bodies. Sometimes you see an outfit on someone else and think, “That looks so cute! I totally want one for myself.” Then, you get the pattern, buy the fabric and make that outfit only to have it look awful! When this happens to me, I need to force myself to take a minute and tell myself that the outfit looking different has nothing to do with me AND everything to do with me.
I have been challenging myself with choosing patterns that I wouldn’t dream of making...like a jumpsuit...with an invisible zipper...and hemmed pant legs. Nothing like killing three birds with one stone!
Never had I ever…made my own pants! As I write this, I am wearing one of the four that I have made since I started. Four! Seriously, I can’t stop making them either.
I am one of those people who is always cold. Even in the hottest part of the summer, if I am inside with the air conditioning then I will be in slippers and a sweatshirt or under a blanket. Anytime I scroll through social media, I take full notice if I see something warm and cozy. I am not sure who’s post I originally saw Joe’s Toes slippers on, but within minutes I was on their website buying a colorful DIY slipper kit!
I am usually horrible about finding the time to take pictures of my handmade wares. I resort to finding some uncluttered section of our house or an area of greenery in the yard that doesn’t have weeds. With our upcoming beach vacation, a lightbulb went off in my head – take the darn pictures at the beach! I packed up all of my recent “me made” items and had my oldest kiddo take pictures before we went into dinner each night. Enjoy these Me Made Vacation garments!
It’s comical how I react when people find out that I sew and then ask me to hem something. I can only sew what I know and in all honestly, in the world of sewing, my knowledge is very limited. This year, one of my goals is to broaden my horizons and learn more and different sewing techniques.
I love the summer and being in the sun! My kids love to swim and walk on the beach. When we do these fun in the sun activities, I am never sure what to use to cover up. I don’t like pulling on pants over my swim suit and I feel the swim suit poking out when I wear a dress. I wanted to buy something that looks specifically like a swim suit cover up. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything that I really liked. Most of them were really gauzing feeling and that makes me feel itchy. Many of them were dark in color and when I am in the sun I don’t really want something black covering me. So, this led me to searching for the consistency and color fabric that I wanted and get creative on making my own.