And sew it begins.
It took me all week to find the time and courage to practice on the newly fixed treadle sewing machine. I was nervous because I’ve tried sewing before but never mastered sewing in a straight line and quickly gave up. So imagine my surprise when I sat down last night with an old fat quarter scrap to practice, and every single one of my practice seams went into the fabric exactly where I meant them to go. With the treadle it is so much easier because I can control the speed precisely.
I feel ready to try a simple pattern now. So when I heard sewingpatterns.com was having a $2.99 Simplicity sale, I picked out some patterns for skirts and blouses. I was nearly done with a no-spend month, but Wednesday is my birthday so I’m still giving myself my normal birthday allowance. I have a feeling my family will be getting me a Joann’s gift card for fabric as well (that’d be because they asked me what I wanted 😉 )