Up until now, my experience with sewing patterns has been limited to the simple purse patterns I've found online. After making SO MANY PURSES (which I still love doing), I needed a bit of a break...a change...a challenge. But not too much of a challenge.
- Pattern measurements aren't truly accurate...they run big...especially if you're only 5 feet tall.
- Patterns have a bunch of symbols that take deciphering. It's a pain in the butt.
- Bodices are a pain in the butt.
- Concerning the above-mentioned item: if you get half way done with the article of clothing, only to discover that you made it too big, you have to take it COMPLETELY apart in order to cut it down to size and then sew it all back together.
- Sewing clothes takes a lot of patience...something I do not possess in large quantities.
- There's nothing quite as satisfying as completing such a project, putting it on, zipping it up, and having it fit perfectly. To look at it and say, "I made that. 100% from scratch. Cool".
I think I'm going to make a clutch to match...I'm just trying to decide whether to make it black with a accent flower out of the, er, flowered fabric, or flowered with a black accent flower. Did you follow that? 'Cause that was a whole lot of "flower".
- Fundraising banquets where teenagers are giving their testimonies...and where your children are the only children under high school age.
- Anywhere that keeps them away from their cribs during nap time...unless it is in the car, where they sleep wonderfully.
- Basically anywhere that requires them to be quiet and contained for long periods of time.
And with that, I'm off to bed. I ran just over a mile in 10 minutes tonight, which kicked my butt but felt really good. I then walked three minutes and then ran another mile in 10 minutes. Tomorrow morning, I plan to do it all again before tackling 2.25 miles in 25 minutes on Friday. So, yeah...bed is calling my name, loud and clear. Night all!