Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sewing Day

Tuesdays have officially become Sewing Day at my house. The past two weeks three of us have gotten together and set up our sewing machines and gone to town with them. I have needed something like this. I have so many projects that I want to do and if I don't designate a time to get them done, then they will never even get started.

It kind of started by chance. These two friends had both recently acquired new sewing machines and wanted to get them out and use them. So I invited them over to set them up and work on whatever they wanted. I set mine up and got some alterations done for a friend who has recently lost a LOT of weight. So we had all three machines going at the same time. All the while, the kids were having the time of their lives getting out all the toys.

Esmeralda hemmed some curtains and made some capris out of too-short pants for her daughter.
Cami hemmed some pants for her husband and started making some super hero capes for her kids. She also made some bean bags. It was fun helping them get their machines going.

My machine with some of the alterations.

We all had such a good time and got so much done that we decided to do it again the next Tuesday. So I went through all the fabric that I've been stashing away and found a big piece that I swiped from Evan's step grandma's. She also gave me a ton of patterns so I found a really cute skirt pattern and made that my project for the week. I love it! It's not too often that I make something for myself. Especially something that isn't just a refashion or alteration. The pattern of the fabric makes it hard to tell that there is a yoke-type waistband, but it's there and then the skirt part is gathered at the top.
I love the pattern on the edge of this fabric. It made such a perfect border for the skirt.
I didn't get pictures of the other projects from this week. Esmeralda hemmed some more pants into capris and some pants for herself. Cami finished the capes and started cutting out a pattern for a really cute apron.

I am pretty excited for Sewing Day next week. I have such a long list of things that I want to make! I'm going to try and be better about posting all the things that I make. Having a designated day will help me stay motivated.

Happy Sewing Day!