The next thing on my bucket list for this year is, “sew something I can wear outside.”
My sewing adventure started out a a little awkward. I went to a fabric store. I found a pattern labeled, “easy.” The picture showed a plain dress with sleeves and a zipper. I went to have my fabric cut and the worker lady asked, “how much do you need?”
I said, “I don’t know, this is my first human project.”
She said, “human project?”
I said, “the only other thing I’ve sewn is dog hoodies.”
She said, “dog hoodies?”
I said, “Yeah hoodies for my dogs. They don’t wear them much because the XXL size was a little small. They look like sausages. Or hot dogs.”
She said, “You should get two yards. Just in case.”
I brought the fabric home and fought my way through the instructions. I couldn’t get my sewing machine to sew straight. I kept getting crazy stitches! See that picture in the middle? My whole dress was covered in the crooked mess. You remember the first time you tried to roller skate? It felt exactly like that–everything was sliding all over the place! And, there was a needle in the middle of the rink instead of the owner’s kid showing off.
After about an hour of googling. I figured it out. I needed to put the foot down on my sewing machine. It holds the fabric down. Duh. I’m such a rookie. Anyway, after that, I got some straight(er) lines. See the difference?
Even the foot couldn’t help me figure out how to put sleeves or a zipper on my dress. So I just sewed the front and the back together, slapped a belt and jacket on, and wore it to work. I didn’t get any compliments on it. Some people just don’t know what fine craftsmanship looks like. But, I took a photo shoot with the dogs in the field– for proof anyway.
If it wasn’t so hot outside, I would have put Pink and Rick in their dog hoodies for the photo shoot.
Take that bucket list.
Anybody completed a goal lately? This is about six months longer than I’ve ever stuck with New Year’s Resolutions.
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