I have a sewing machine. To some this may not seem like a big deal, but to me it’s huge! I’ve been wanting a sewing machine for years but never got round to getting one. I used to play about with my Mam’s machine when I was younger but it was a very temperamental old girl that would only work for Mother. But now I have my very own that works like a dream! It has instructions and everything, so I now know what all the knobs and buttons mean, and what stitch type is for what job. So far I’ve made 2 cushion covers, a little pouch for my machine bits and a curtain. I would have made 2 curtains but I didn’t have enough fabric, hence the 2 cushion covers.
Since getting my machine, the husband has pretty much planned the next 6 months for me, turning me into his very own sweatshop worker. Apparently I’ll be making him jeans and trousers in every fabric available. He’s been sending me links to independent jeans companies, saying “Do this!”. I do have to remind him that I don’t even know if I can sew garments yet. But that doesn’t seem to discourage him much. He’s even gone so far as to design me a logo, which if I’m honest did get me a little excited too, but not sure I’ll be up to selling stuff standard for a long while.
My first real project though is to be a dress for my sister. We picked the pattern a few weeks ago; I went for one that was classed as VERY EASY so I shouldn’t really go wrong with it. I bought a large amount of heavy muslin to make a toile to be sure I’m not going to waste any fabric too, how professional eh?! The lace for the overlay arrived yesterday which got me rather excited. At first I was worried it would be too delicate for a heavy handed novice to work with but luckily the fabric feels much sturdier. And it’s very pretty, I’m almost jealous I’m making the dress for my sister and not for me, I just hope I get the measurements right…
So I’ll be posting pictures of the stuff I’ve made from time to time, on a new blog that I’m calling The House of Kitty Wake, see what you’s all think. I might start with a bag first as I have some rather smashing leopard print fabrics. So much to do with so few hours in the day!