Lazy Skirt Part I
This is my first attempt at sewing from a pattern in over ten years. I have been creating my own patterns from my clothes over the past couple of months, but I could tell I needed to return to real patterns to sharpen my skills. I have documented the pre-sewing steps for this post.
Choosing the project and fabric is my favourite part of the process. It's when I feel so inspired and open to creative possibilities. I may have a garment in mind, and even a sense of fabric I will choose, but my ideas really solidify as I see the selection of fabrics before me. Often times, the project takes a different direction when I see what's available.
Because I am still relatively new to sewing, I have to get over my pride about asking questions to the people in the store. Learning can be tough and humbling, and requires an enormous amount of patience. I want to be good at this NOW. When I am not, I have to fight the urge to quit. If I do quit, I'll only stay where I am. Where might I end up if I perservere?
The woman cutting the fabric for me—while giving me the side eye about having a large camera around my neck—asked if I was aware that the fabric was $33/meter. I told her it was okay, and that it was marked as 40% off, so actually only $20/meter. She triple checked that I understood the cost and then started cutting.
Sometimes when you ask a lot of questions, and bring your cute book along with you, you seem a little green.
Stay tuned for part II when I tackle the sewing part of this project. Let's all cross our fingers for few mistakes and good fit.