Monday, March 5, 2012

How Hard Can it Be?

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?!?!?!)


1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see your runway show :) I think threading the darn machine is one of the most difficult parts of learning to sew. I am still a beginner, but I learned the most about my machine when something *wasn't* working or was snagged in the bobbin. Don't you just love those big ole wads of thread that ball up under the sewing plate? ha!