My sewing commitments have kind of taken over my spare time lately. Not a weekend has gone by since I started taking orders that I haven’t done at least a little sewing. This weekend just gone I completed a customer order and made something for myself so I was feeling pretty accomplished.
There is something so satisfying about looking at something, and knowing that you made it. I’m not a huge fan of patterns, and often don’t use them (not because they’re bad, but because I struggle to make sense of them!) so my accomplishments seem, to me at least, all the more worthwhile.
I bought an overlocker a few weeks ago, and finally got around to getting it set up. And let me tell you, it was one of the most worthwhile purchases I’ve made…despite my impatience with threading and penchant for snapping needles. It makes the whole process so much quicker and easier, and makes the edges of my clothes look heaps more professional.
I’ve been doing a lot of skirts lately, so I want to break away from them a little and expand my repertoire. Fortunately, my best pal let me raid her pattern box so, despite my inherent dislike for patterns, I have plenty of things to practice with. Always improving my skills! And honestly, thank gods for Pinterest. I now have about a billion ideas and plenty of inspiration so I might start making my own patterns soon. Who knows!
So, I’ll leave you with a few of my recent creations (for customers and myself!) and as always, thanks for reading!