As I mentioned last month, I bought a sewing machine.
It had been on my wish list for ages, but for one reason or another, I delayed it .
At the beginning of March, however, I decided it was time to invest some money on a little domestic machine which could help me to materialize all those projects on my forever-increasing sewing folder. I suppose the real reason to finally make a decision was the absurdly inexpensive fabric prices in Bucharest: I simply coudn´t stand the view of all those affordable materials within easy reach!
I could feel their sad looks at me.
“Take us home” they would say with their tiny voices. “We want to turn ouselves into pretty dresses!”
So how could I posibly refuse?
It was far too cruel...
So I bought a small and pretty Toyota machine, and after a little outing to the closest haberdasher´s,
I embarked on my first sewing adventure!
I downloaded some pencil skirt pattern tutorial and it didn´t look too difficult to start with, so I made this striped skirt in a couple of spare evenings, and once it was finished a matching bolero looked like a reasonable side-project.
Nonetheless, it wasn´t as easy as I expected, and even now I must make some arrangments on it to fix it properly. I consider the skirt to be done for now, but the little bolero is a different story...
Both clothing are full of imperfections, as I comited literally TONS of beginer mistakes through the whole process. As I said, the shrug is remakably unfinished, and I must make the whole buttons line again in order to make the piece completely symmetric.
But well, I try not to be too negative and critic with myself, as this was just my first project.
The gloves are DIY too, although I made them a couple of years ago.
So tell me darlings, are you keen on crafting/sewing/DIY?