All in My Sewing Journey
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 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.
At the beginning of the year, I saw many fabulous ladies on Instagram posting what garments they were going to sew in 2018. I have been sewing for years but have never really taken the plunge to sew anything more for myself than pj pants or shorts. There was a common theme that I saw being posted on everyone’s “need to sew” list and that was the Ogden Cami by True Bias.