The skirts started it all. The truth is I had not even looked at my sewing machine in the last 4 years. It had been stored in a closet, snuggled up next to old books and camping equipment, neglected and dusty. Even when I used it 4+ years ago, it was only to make pillows and a set of curtains. Basically anything shaped like a square or rectangle.
Earlier this month, I dug out my trusty sewing machine and made tissue holders (inspiration here). I wanted to whet my sewing feet with something small and patternless. Then I sucked it up and Bought A Pattern. An actual pattern. Not a rectangle or square. And I made the skirts. (inspiration here). And they could actually be worn outside of the house!
It amazes me that since the beginning of March, I’ve made:
- two tissue holders
- skirt for me
- skirt for daughter
- apron for me
- apron for daughter
- two summer dresses for my daughter
- a bag for my daughter
- a summery shirt for my daughter (which actually may not make it out of the house. It is kind of eeehh.)
- a pair of shorts for my daughter
I plan on blogging the aprons and dresses this week. I need to put some finishing touches on them and then they’re good to go. The shorts I’m pretty proud of simply because I figured out the “stick one leg inside the other” trick — and it worked!
(A big thank you to Lera for all the inspiration! My sewing machine thanks you too!)