More creativity this new year! Yes yes!
I got the use of a sewing machine, and it sure it nice. I went to the fabric store and bought a pattern, and some fabric, and some thread. Then I had to go back and get some “notions”. Sewing notions, isn’t that a romantic name?
It means buttons and bobbins and needles and Mrs. Wrights twill tape, etc.
So I went back and got some notions.
I used to sew a lot, back when I had more time than ways to use it. I sewed satin pajamas, and formal dresses and less formal dresses and flowing rayon pants and circle skirts with lace and swimming suits and anything.
But I haven’t sewn in a long time. I bought the pattern, very thankful that it was on sale. I think that patterns must always be on sale somewhere. The list price is phenomenally high! Holy moley!
But this one was on sale, and it had darts. Darts are officially tricky.
I went to buy the fabric, and there were two fabrics that looked the same, one was a whitish natural color and one was a beigish natural color. But the beige one I liked better, and I couldn’t tell it it was on sale on not. The white one was on sale. I hoped it was on sale, so I brought it to the cutting table to ask.
Turns out the beigey one was NOT on sale, because it was linen. Oh. Better not take it then. So she cut the whitish one, and I was feeling cheapskate’s regret about the beigey one. Then she asked, “How much of this?” and I took the bait. Now I have both. I am not sure what I’m going to do with the Whitish one.
I cut the skirt, but I forgot what half of those little marks meant. I forgot to mark the darts and things. But I got it figured out.
Look me about a week, but a finished a very sweet little skirt. It’s not perfect, but I don’t have someone coming up to me with a microscope, so it will do. I am very proud to wear it.
I feel very creative. It’s fun to sew things again!
I’m noticing a connection here … Murphy painting … Murphy sewing … will Murph now sew curtains to go with the new 2-toned room?