....and enjoying it! A friend of mine who is an enthusiastic (and wonderful) sewer of clothing, has been encouraging me to try sewing a few articles myself. It's been almost 20 years since I opened those flimsy tissue pattern sheets and laid out fabric to be cut on the lines, eeek! However, I recently saw a very cute girls jumper in Hobby Lobby that gave me pause. I examined that sample very closely, saw it was basically simple seams, but the clincher was the adorable corduroy fabric they'd used. I am a sucker for a corduroy jumper on a little girl in Fall. I figure 20 years of sewing, even if it has been mainly quilts and home dec projects, has still improved my less-than-mediocre tailoring skills back then. So I bought the pattern (Simplicity 5489) and fabric and have set out to make my "come-back" item in the world of non-quilty sewing.
In another fit of Crafter's ADD this week, I signed up for the Craftsy online workshop that teaches you how to knit socks. I have wanted to knit a pair of socks for a long time, but those double pointed needles scare the bejeezus out of me. I decided to take the plunge (for $29.99) and order the course. So far I'm up to Lesson 5: Knitting the Toes. But I'm just watching right now, I haven't cast on yet! I did buy some luscious yarn for my first pair of knee socks....I know, ambitious, but it's the course project and my online teacher (Donna Druchunas) says she will walk us through it.
What are you working on this week? Link it up on WIP Wednesday over at the fabulous blog, Freshly Pieced.