I realize that it will likely take some time and practice before I can wear anything that I make in public, but I love the idea of being able to make something to fit my weird proportions. Even better if I can make the exact pattern that I want in the exact style that I want!
So far, we've had two classes, and we've learned about basic sewing tools, how to read a pattern, and how to lay out a pattern over fabric. We'll be using our sewing machines for the first time in the next class. Our "class project" will be to make a pair of drawstring pajama pants.
I have to admit that I got so excited about sewing that when I saw that Yardage Town (a local fabric shop) had easy Simplicity patterns on sale for $1.50 each, I picked up four of them (one for the class, three for me):
- I'm making these pants for the class: http://simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4023
- I plan to attempt this babydoll top next: http://simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4123
- This top looks cute and easy: http://simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=3732
- And someday, I hope to make this dress: http://simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4265