Seven years ago I attempted to make throw pillows for our living room. I knew nothing about sewing except the very basics of thread, needle, fabric. I bought some really cheap polyester stretch material because it was soft and the right color. It was such a pain to work with! I never got them done. Then I wanted to cover new cushions for a chair I inherited from my grandfather. I spent a lot of time picking just the right fabric and figured that I could sew a "cube" without a pattern. I ended up with a mess, one cushion is mostly handstitched and the other is missing the back. Yeah. Not so hot. I also did it without the right size needled or strong enough thread so it was a long hard sew with a machine that was tempermental to begin with. From that point on the only thing I did with fabric was done with a hotglue gun and wood for valences.
Fast forward 7 years and now I have a baby. I'm a bit more patient and would love to make her things, or decorations, or something because baby crap is expensive and there's lots of cute baby fabric. I got a sewing machine the Chistmas after Madelyn turned 1 and pulled it out and promptly hemmed 6 pairs of cotton knit pants cause my baby had a fat booty and short legs. Sewing machine went back in the box for almost another year.
In January I pulled my machine back out and started sewing with Denise. I made a flutter sleeve dress for Madelyn. 6 months later I am contributing items I have made and created to a boutique in NC and opening a store with my dear friend so that people can buy the stuff I make with pretty fabric.
|The first flutter sleeve dress I made|