When I look at this older post, I have to laugh a little. Ok, a lot! I’ve come really far in the last 6 months! I can for sure sew a straight line now! I’ve made so many projects I have really lost count. I feel quite comfortable with both my sewing machine and my serger ( overlock). I sew practically every day. And if I am not sitting behind my machine, I’m at least preparing something for my next project.
My favorite sewing project are for my kids. I like the instant gratification of completing a project quickly which is why I know I could never be a quilter!! While I am totally impressed with the effort and time it takes to make a quilt, I just don’t have that patience.
A few weeks ago my daughter was ill and she had to miss her sewing class. She was so upset as her sewing classes aren’t weekly as mine are but bi-monthly or every three months depending on how many kids sign up. After being so sick and missing her sewing class, I decided to take her to my class, which is at the same studio that she usually goes to.
We were the only two who showed up that evening so we had the owner all to ourselves and my girl loved it! She made the above skirt basically herself. The teacher measured her and cut it out, and she only needed to be told where exactly to sew and she did it from the serger to the machine. She ironed her own seams and even threaded in her elastic. It’s a simple elastic waist skirt from a lovely stretch corduroy. Her waist circumference was doubled with a few added inches so it wouldn’t be too tight but also not too full. It was meant to be complete after the three rows of stitching at the bottom, but my girl insisted on adding the ribbon which I think is so sweet!
You can catch a glimpse up above of what my next project was, can’t you??
Instead of three rows of white stitching, I added two rows of gray stitching to my little man’s pants. Simple elastic waist pants which I finished in one hour.