Hello! Did you do any sewing for YOURSELF today?
So what have you sewed yourself today, you might ask? Well, uh … nothing (yet). BUT I have done a lot of preparing to sew.
I don’t know about you but I prepare to sew 1 of 2 ways. The first way I run around and do all the housework first so I don’t feel guilty about sewing (also it helps if you want to lay fabric/ patterns out to have a clean floor); or secondly, I say stuff the housework, I’m sewing!
Today was a scenario 1 kind of day (I had planned on doing this all in the weekend but sickness and visiting family meant that didn’t happen.) This is how my day played out:
- Watch America’s Cup races while nervously and speedily folding the washing (I tell you, it saved my nails a bit too, keeping my hands busy like that! Go Team NZ!)
- Get a casserole bubbling away in the slow cooker that will last at 2 nights (freeing me up to SEW!)
- Dishes, vacuum etc
Then I pre-washed, and cut out these sweet scalloped shorts
I’m happy taking things slow because I’m really trying to do things properly; and it seems to be my natural tendency to sometimes rush projects just to get them finished quickly.
I plan to do a few sneaky peeks during the week, and then fill you in with what I’ve made with a big reveal at the end… Just to be a bit elusive (and also by my grown up photo taker is away working for most of the week.)
So for now, here is a bit more selfish sewing inspiration that I’ve just stumbled upon via Pinterest/ other blogs etc in the last couple of days – unfortunately I don’t all the fabric at hand to make these things, but trust me I’ll be trying them soon enough!
I just discovered this one today, via Imagine Gnats; an Etsy tutorial on how to design and sew your own leggings – AWESOME! (Again this is not something I’ll make this week though – need to buy some cotton, lycra blend fabric first.)
Free 'Kimono cool' tutorial from Elle Apparel – isn’t it (and she) gorgeous?
What have you been sewing/ getting inspired by recently?