Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sew Annoying

I like clothes a lot. I spend a lot of money on clothes, too much actually. The problem is that I buy things liking them about as much as I like a peanut and butter sandwich. I place it in the closet and pull it out reluctantly. I came to the realization I am not defenseless against the sad trends of current affordable clothing. I could learn to sew! I could create personalized, to my taste, works of art!

It's an exhilarating thought, but after completing my first project, an apron for my mother-in-law, my dreams of owning a one of a kind wardrobe withered.

I've taken the advice from some pro-sewers. Practice, practice, and read, read, read. Sew-U Build by Wendy and Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol are the two books that are helping me gain valuable knowledge. I really like both of their styles and my next projects will be from each of these books. From Sew-U I'm going to attempt an "easy" a-line skirt, and from Bend the Rules a wallet. Though both are labeled as "Beginner/Easy" I'm not going to get my hopes up.

My mom found a box of old patterns and gave them to me. Question: Why do people stop creating the older they get?