Saturday, December 25, 2010
My First Sewing Project
So in an effort to pull as far away from commercially manufactured clothing as possible, I am finally taking the time to learn how to sew...on my own. Having grown up with a mother to whom sewing is like second nature, I've become familiar with the mainstay Simplicity and Butterick-type patterns, and wasn't all too fond of the painfully trendy, hackneyed styles. Which is why I was so excited to come across this awesomely retro, Muslim-friendly pattern, circa 1975, at the Brooklyn General Store this weekend. Being a novice, I don't harbor the skills to make my own patterns just yet, so finding one that so perfectly suits my tastes was an exciting relief.
Although I'm finding it to be a little more complicated than I had anticipated, I'm looking forward to the process and seeing the end result, whether good or bad. Updates to come!