Elijah has decided he’s going to start making all of his shirts, since he can’t find styles that he likes in his size. After a long couple of days last week, when we woke up to heavy rain, I declared a sewing day. I even changed my plans and opted for a project in a similar color to his so that we could share the sewing machine without having to re-thread. He completed his entire shirt that day, while I only manged cutting out the majority of my project. It must be nice to have so few responsibilities! Still, sneaking in a seam here and a seam there, I made slow, but steady progress.
On the very day I wished to wear it, shortly before leaving the house, I resolved to quickly finish it up. Dear reader, this is how almost all of my projects are completed, if they are ever to be completed at all.
At the very, very last minute, I decided that unless I was planning on picking up work as a serving wench, the neckline was much too low. When Steve walked in on me standing at my sewing machine- because who has time to find a chair?, in my underwear- I can’t very well alter a dress that I’m still wearing, now can I? sheesh. He paused momentarily, taking in the scene, before seemingly coming to the conclusion that this was perfectly normal behavior for his wife and without a word went back to packing the car.
My dress is a very heavily altered Washi, but I think I’ll have to save the details for another post because this one is already going to be a long one!
Our new challenge for June 27th is “Comfort”. Two potential ways of approaching this challenge are the creation of clothing that is comfortable to wear or crafting that is a comfort in the making, perhaps using a favorite pattern that is so well known to you that working with it becomes almost meditative. I’m sure there are many other ways of working with this theme as well.
Don’t forget, we’re looking at aprons next week! Here is a selection of free apron patterns and tutorials to intrigue and inspire:
Yet another style harvest apron