Saturday, 6 October 2012
Miss Elle learns to sew
I did. I loved sewing.
Ok, so it took me 5 months to make my first skirt (but that was interrupted by a bad thing happening and having to move and being sad and things), but I did it. I made a garment I could wear.
I then took a course with the gorgeous Alexa Gibson at Jumble Jelly to make an A-Line skirt.
There is my fabric and my pattern. Alexa is an amazing tutor, and when my sewing machine had a hissy fit and refused to sew in my zip, she calmed me down, and got me back on track (there may have been a few tears of frustration).
I was incredibly impressed because I had a gorgeous skirt at the end of the day! Look look!
I wrote a post about our first project together on my personal blog.
Alexa recently offered her A-Line Skirt workshop again, and I asked if I could sit in on it. I felt very nervous and shakey doing zips, after the disaster of the first time, and just really needed a little hand holding and a push in the right direction to get going.
Madeline and I went off to Jumble Jelly, armed with fabric and the pattern from before. Mmm cherry goodness!
Alexa guided me through the parts I needed a little help with again, and especially with the zip. But this time all went well, and I think its because Madeline is a much easier machine to control. She has speed settings, which is basically the best thing ever for me! I could go as fast or as slow as I needed, and it made the skirt look so much more professional in my eyes.
I can't wait to have more sewing adventures with Madeline, especially with the whole no buying new clothes thing for a year!