Friday, January 18, 2013
Nicole Tackles Sewing
Look at that beautiful seam! I've never had as much self-satisfaction as when I finished this pair of floral pajama pants.
Let's back up. I have had a vintage Singer on loaner to me from John's sister since September. I was too busy to open it, and then I went to Germany for two months, and then it was the Holidays, and then I had to recover . . . so I pushed it off. Quite recently I got the gumption to open it up and try it out.
Early experiments included sewing on brown paper bags to teach myself. I also made some (very) cute drawstring pouches with some fabrics I had left over. I was getting some basics down pretty quickly, not to mention, a good list of what not to do. Armed with Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing Crafts from the library, I started on a much more ambitious project: Pajama bottoms.
I learned many new skills and even made my own bias tape from material scraps. Check out that cool drawstring. That's right, I made that. Though their fit it not quite Anthropologie inspired, I can't help but look at these pants and feel such a feeling of accomplishment. Expect many more.