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!