Tuesday, May 10, 2011

{ My First Solo Sewing Project - Yay Me! }

For those of you who don't know, Kyle bought me a sewing machine and three sewing classes at JoAnn Fabrics this past Christmas. Since I had those to classes, I have made a whole two projects; well really 1.9. The first class was just informational to get familiar with my machine, stitch types and sewing terms. The second I sewed, with teacher guidance, my very first item: pajama pants. Finally, for the third class I got to sew a shirt for myself, I'm still trying to fix the neck ruffle on this and that is why I say that I've sewn 1.9 projects with teacher guidance.

Now you're probably wondering why a husband would buy his wife a sewing machine and sewing lessons for Christmas. Isn't that kind of akin to giving a woman a vacuum? Only if your wife hasn't been reading blogs online and continually saying, "I wish I could sew."

In fact, my two newest hobbies, sewing and blogging, were inspired by the many talented and crafty momma bloggers there are out there; especially Dana of Made.  I aspire to be as cool as she seems to be, via blog, some day. Therefore, it is only appropriate that my first solo sewing project came from her Market Skirt and Gathered Pocket Tutorials.

Here's how my market skirt with gathered pockets turned out:

My somewhat willing model. 

If you haven't been over to Dana's blog Made yet, you'd better head on over to get inspired. If you don't sew you'll want to (I spent months reading over her tutorials thinking, "That seems easy enough, I'm sure I could do that," before I actually got my sewing machine). If you do sew your "things to sew" list just got longer, you'll love her ideas.

Thanks for reading and I hope that you all had a happy Tuesday!


Michelle said...

Very sweet, Jess! I can't wait to see more in the future :)

Cassie said...

Very nice!! I have yet to attempt any gathering...I'm sure it is simple and i am just over-thinking it. If this one is a girl I expect to be sewing a TON of stuff from Dana's blog. I'm addicted to her too. Thankfully she has her Celebrate the Boy month in February, so we get some fun tutorials that way.

Isn't sewing great??

Paige said...

Great job! I love MADE. It is one of the few blogs I check daily. I'm glad you are enjoying sewing. It's kind of addicting, isn't it?

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