I REALLY LOVE SEWING. I'M HOOKED.
Yep. It's true. I've been to 3 sewing classes now and am having the best time. I think it helps that the 3 other women doing the class with me are all nutty as fruit-cakes and funny as a fit and Brenda who teaches the class is also hilarious and brilliant. It's like we are in a sewing version of Steel Magnolias (I'm Dolly Parton's character obviously, however the others would probably say I'm more like Shirley Maclaine).
The classes are now at Brenda's house which when we all rock up with our machines looks like a sweat shop. I keep expecting Brenda to come at us with a piece of bamboo screeching "Faster Faster More blouses for Katies... More More!"
Instead, she uses her attack dog Obe to guard us. Last night he AGAIN attempted to intimidate me by staring unflinching at me with his menacing eyes.
|OBE. Look at those threatening eyes.|
SO ANYWAYS................last week my assignment was to make a pair of boxer shorts. Woohooo!
I didn't do too bad until I sewed the crotch up wrong. I had a dodgy crotch! Bloody hell hand me the quick-unpick AGAIN.
|I've got a case of the dodgy crotch|
|My AFTER photo! Not! Just pre-elastic shot LOL|
|Sexy pattern. Excuse me while I fetch my Ken Done fabric.|
I was so excited that I rushed home & pulled out my fabric container. (I have a massive storage container filled with fabric I've collected over the years.) I had this border-print fabric since Jesus played full-back for Jerusalem and now I knew how to make a skirt from it so the border would stay around the bottom!!! SQUEAL!!!
|The finished product. RAD!|
OMG. Now that I know how to make full skirts with elastic waists I'm going to go MENTAL making them in every colour and fabric.
Last night I had another class & showed Brenda my super fantastic creation.
"LOOK AT THE AMAZING CIRCLE SKIRT I MADE ALL BY MYSELF!!!"
I was advised that it is NOT a circle skirt but a full skirt but I could tell Brenda was very very impressed with my effort. I think I'm on my way to becoming the teacher's pet.
I had to finish off my boxer shorts by hemming the legs.
The finished product was a wee bit baggy & made me look like I was about 200kg but very very comfy and the point is that I made them myself! Hmmmpfft.
I gave the gals a fashion parade of me in my fabbo boxers which impressed them all to no end.
(Jan in the background is obviously laughing WITH me)
|SEXY SEXY PASSION-KILLERS|
Cutesy kitchen apron. So excited.
I'll just have two things to say........
GINGHAM and RICKRACK.