Sunday, March 13, 2011

Seeing green! A sewing project.

So everyone knows St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in Savannah... so I thought, why not sew a cute dress for the occasion? I finally set up a corner of the office for my sewing (so I don't have to drag the machine out every time I want to use it!). I bought this green Celtic-print fabric a long time ago, with a plan to finish four aprons and a skirt as "practice" projects before attempting the dress. Well, St. Patty's snuck up on me, so I skipped the two remaining aprons and skirt and dove head-first into my first real apparel project.

It was not easy. I just lack skills at this point, and I wish I'd had more time to practice. I beat myself up because all I see are flaws! But you know what? For a dress that can really only be worn for a specific occasion, I'm really happy with how it turned out! The sash is something I added that wasn't part of the pattern; it needed something more, and I wish it was longer to make a bow, but I like it.

Next project is a sewing machine cover so my machine won't collect dust between uses. My friend CM sent me a pattern, so I am hoping to do that as a quick project sometime soon.

WHEW! I am exhausted.

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