Back in high school, I took a sewing class with my two best friends. It was a one night a week for a month kind of class. We made multiple things, but the only two I seem to remember are a tote bag and a table runner, which my mom still uses. It was fun, but that's about all the experience I have when it comes to sewing. And I was 17. Fast forward 6 years...I now have my own sewing machine!
As mentioned above, I am no seamstress. I don't really know much when it comes to sewing. Darren bought me this machine for Christmas for a few reasons. First, I'd love to be able to sew. I'm always seeing little projects I'd love to try, and in order to do that, I'd need a sewing machine. Second, he's always needing random pieces of clothing fixed. I could hand stitch those...but lets be honest, who would want to do that? And third, in the long run, it's cheaper for us to buy a machine that can embroider his work shirts than to pay someone else. So...there's the history behind sewing and my machine.
A few weeks ago, I decided to attempt to make something. All by myself. Dun dun dun... Here are some pictures of the process:
Cutting out the pattern
Sewing fabric together with my beautiful sewing machine
The finished product! Far from perfect, but it's recognizable as a skirt, no?
So here's the funny part. I swear on my LIFE that the pattern was WRONG. I did everything it said, cut out all the pieces, and it just DIDN'T fit together. It made absolutely no sense. And I swear it wasn't me, it was the pattern. I followed directions to the T! So...I did my own thing. I ended up making my OWN pattern. That being said, I think I did a pretty good job. But hopefully my next pattern will make sense.
What should I make next?
P.S. Fabric is not cheap!