Well, this is just a quick teaser post to show you a bit of how I spent my Saturday night. I really wasn't feeling like going out, so the man went out for a boy's night, and I pulled out my sewing machine for the first time. Ever.
Now I just got this sewing machine for my birthday in late December and I was really hesitant to start any projects before I organized my spare bedroom where I keep all my inventory. It had gotten to an overwhelming mess mode and that just needed to be first priority. When I got around to it. I recently bought some large Rubbermaid containers and organized inventory and cleaned up the room a little, I was so impressed with myself! So on Saturday, I decided no more excuses, it was time to sew.
I have used a sewing machine in the past, but it was my mom's and it was already threaded. I didn't realize how difficult this would be. Fortunately for me, my Singer came with a DVD that walked me through threading the machine. It also had a pause button and rewind, which is great when I totally miss things! ;)
So as the post title goes, I was thinking to myself, "How hard can it be?" But that answer was to a beginner, "Pretty d*mn hard."
Either way, I worked at it and got the hang of it. My white thread was turning gray when I started sewing so of course I googled, "white thread is turning gray sewing machine". (Yes, my google skills are uncanny) Once I got it all figured out within hours, I started my first project. I was inspired by this photo:
This is a jacket from Ruche, they have lots of cute things, but I really wanted to put my own spin on a jacket like this. Plus I really need a brown jacket. I have lots of jackets, but oddly enough, no brown jacket.
So here is a little teaser of the start of the project. This is just a warning that because I have two exams this week, then Spring Break next week where I will be traveling, this project won't get done super quick, but I have a start:
Neat-o, right?! I am super psyched to finish it... when I have the time!
You might notice the awesome lace that I have on there. I found a *HUGE* bag of lace and ribbon at the thrift store for pretty cheap the other day. There were two more bags the same size, I might go back and look at them this week! I am having ideas for making bracelets with them, oh the possibilities!
Hope you enjoyed, I can't wait to show off the final product! (Can you say, fashion show?!?!?!)