I have a love/hate relationship with sewing. I started sewing as a little child, using my mother's scraps to make tube dresses for Barbie.
I won my first competition at the age of 11, entering a local fair...I sewed a skirt and vest, maybe the shirt? I can't remember that far back...
I did sewing in high school for 4-h, winning the state competition my senior year for a painstakingly sewn plaid sleeveless dress. Every single stripe matched up perfectly on that dress.
There are times when I love sewing, and times when I hate it. I hate sewing curtains, thus our home has had 1/2 its curtains done for the living room for 2 years. I hate the cutting out of patterns or fabrics. That part bores me to death and you have to be so precise...I just don't love that pressure. But I sure love seeing my finished product.
A few weeks ago I helped a fashion designer friend of mine, sewing on a beautiful royal blue formal dress (I can't wait to see it finished!) I am going to be helping her some more in the next few weeks as she prepares for her fall fashion show in October (stay tuned for all the details on that one!)...this has me really excited as I don't have to do the "grunt" work on this, just the actual sewing. I really hate the pinning and cutting out part so I will leave all of that work to ES. ;)
|Ethan sporting the pants I made.|
Check out this adorable skirt my sister made to sell in my craft fair:
So, what do you have a love/hate relationship with? Because you can bet, the closer the craft fair gets, the more I will hate sewing...