Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My, what a fabulous pocket!

As much as I love working with logs and concrete, I am also finding I love to sew. Sewing is one of those things I have always wanted to learn, but never knew where to start. I am fascinated when someone shows me their newest sewing creation - mainly because it is such a mystery to me how that started from a piece of fabric and is now something useful - so I am more than happy to try to figure it out. 

I recently acquired a sewing machine and took a few sewing classes. These classes were wonderful as I had no idea what a bobbin was, or a footer, or even how to thread the machine. But, since learning the basics, I am starting to get the hang of it.

I spent Friday night hanging out with the machine. I found the cutest material, it is light green with cute little ladybugs and I wanted to make a cute girls' dress. How hard could that be? It looked easy....but things are not always what they appear to be.

Oh, head's up for new sewers buying patterns marked "Easy": Easy does not really mean easy. Trust me on this and I will explain. I bought a pattern that was labeled "EASY" but it turned out to be anything BUT easy. Unless their easy means you will be sewing for six hours, cursing at your machine, walking away from the machine, coming back, and then finally getting it right at 2:00 am., it was not easy. But, I am not one for quitting, so I had to finish.

About 2:00 am, a miracle happened, a moment of triumph - I finished the little dress AND I added a pocket! This is only amazing as the pattern did not include a pocket and I figured out how to make one and sew it on.  To a veteran sewer, or even an intermediate and maybe even some beginners, that would be no big deal, but to me, it was huge. I finished the dress AND sewed on a pocket! Like I said, a moment of triumph! I have to take them where I can get them.

Here is the little dress I made. Please go on and on about the fabulous pocket. haha

Cindy Breninger


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous pocket!! Cute dress too! Your post reminds me why I don't sew. If it ain't a straight line, I can't do it. AND I took classes too. Congrats on your new found love!

ImprimereGraphics said...

Wow great dress and lovely pocket! I've tried so hard to learn to sew but my brain does not work in sewing patterns and bobbins! Congrats on getting through it, even if you had to curse a bit!

Claudia Willison said...

Yeah! What a great pocket, ahem, I mean dress WITH pocket! Well done, I remember my sewing attempts... lets just say, I am not sewing any more.

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

WHAT A FABULOUS POCKET! and the dress turned out really cute. from one sewer to another, just keep trying...it will get easier.