In my world there are three sewing truths…
- At any given time there is at least one UFO floating around my sewing space (aka. The Faceless Room) and the longer it stays a UFO, the harder it is for me to finish it.
- I could probably figure out a mathematical formula to predict my project errors. It would involve the mood of the kids, how much I slept the night before, how much I slept all week, the amount of coffee/wine I’ve drank, and the speed I need to complete the project. Speed kills… sewing projects…
- I get the warm and fuzzies when I catch myself wondering when I BOUGHT something and it turns out that I MADE it!
Organizing this tour gave me an opportunity to reflect on my past few years of sewing projects. It is amazing how much love things I sew can get. I almost feel like I have a super power!
Totally unintentional but I noticed both kids were wearing bottoms based on the Just Chillin Sweats pattern today. The kids have way more me-made than I do so most Me Made May fun would be clothes for the minis. I do dream of getting a chance to work on my own wardrobe at some point this summer #mommaquailpatterns #justchillinreversiblesweats #mmm16 #memade #memademay #sewingkidsclothes #sewing #isew #sewist #kidsfashion #mabelmadisonmakers #mabelmadison #handmade
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We got rained out on Pen’s birthday trip to the zoo but even in the rain she was looking pretty stylish in her mamma made modified London Dress, bloomers, and knitted hat. The hat was her personal touch. 😉 #handmade #shwindesigns #londondress @shwinpics #sew #knit #sewingkidsclothes #knitting #sewing #crafty #upcycledfashion #kidsfashion #isew #realliferealsewing
4. Do you have a project that you thought would be used/worn frequently but just did not end up working out? I LOVED (loved, loved, loved) the Captain Jack Harkness inspired blazer I made Seb for Craftingcon but it was too light for the middle of winter (when I made it), then too heavy for warmer summer weather. He wore it a couple of times during the spring but he out grew it by the time fall rolled around. I don’t regret the project by any means but it is a good lesson in gauging how much wear an item will get vs effort spent on it.
Speaking of “room to grow”. There is about 9 months between the two shots of Pen in the Hazelbee Baby knit dress. I quickly whipped up the dress the night before a trip to the zoo, that ended up never happening because somebody (too busy looking for their cellphone) hit us, destroying out car. As much as I try to avoid thinking about the car accident in general, the idea that I added +10 armor to the dress when I made it does bring a smile to my face.
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