A few thoughts on what I’m trying to do here…
The first best feeling in the world is making the last stitch on a garment, trying it on, and loving every single imperfection because, even with that hem that went a little haywire, it still fits your awkward boob to waist ratio perfectly unlike most of the dresses at that boutique everyone loves next to Cinnabon. The second best feeling in the world is when someone asks where you got that great dress that fits your awkward boob to waist ratio and you can reply with, “This old thing? I made this.”
The more I started learning about sewing, the more I knew I would never stop. It used to be a hobby that I kept for my trips home because at school I could always use the excuse that I was too busy or lacked the proper equipment. But thanks to my good friend Megan, who has loaned me her sewing machine for the time being (come on, Christmas!), and some rearranging in my room, I now have a creative space at school, and life feels so much better. Sewing has become more than just a hobby for me. It has become a passion, and you don’t let your passions sit around collecting dust in the corner until university sanctioned holidays roll around.
I want to create at least one thing each week. Whether it be a new top to wear to Chapter meeting, or a scarf that keeps me cute and cozy on those days when Kirksville winter is almost too much to bear, or a new recipe that becomes an instant classic with my roommates, I want to try things, and I want to share my experiences with the people I encounter everyday and with the lovely people feasting their eyes on my chaos. I will chronicle my creative attempts for you.
Sometimes I will be super successful, like when I debuted the circle skirt, pictured below, that I made over Labor Day weekend using this tutorial. It was a Pin Attire day, so all of us Alpha Gams were rocking our badges and put a little extra effort into getting ready that morning.
Skirt: sewn by me // Pattern: found at sewcaroline.com // Fabric: Jackman’s
Alpha Gamma Delta badge worn over my heart.
Sometimes I will not be so successful. But I will tell you about my time on the struggle bus too, because I’m not an expert seamstress, everything doesn’t always work out the way it was meant too, but there is beauty in the process that’s alway worth noting. I think that’s called learning, and some people are super into that.
My hope is that you are one of those people, because I am. My other other hope is that you will learn with me and maybe be inspired to pick up a new skill yourself. Even if you don’t become the new Laura Ingalls Wilder, the important thing is to try. Try something, try anything, try everything. You never know what you could learn about yourself, the people around you, or the world.
If you have any questions or just want to poke around more, I encourage you to check out the About Me and the About this Blog section.
Peace and Progress,