Hi everyone, and welcome to Let the Sewing Begin!
In my “About Me” section, you’ll see that I’m returning to sewing after many years away. I have found tremendous inspiration and encouragement from creative bloggers with a passion for sewing, fashion, lifestyle, writing, etc. It’s my hope that I can also be an inspiration. (Oh, and that this little blog will help to keep me accountable!)
My plan is to create a wardrobe that is functional, fun, attractive and above all, well made. The site of a mismatched plaid makes me cringe. Don’t you agree?
So, to begin my quest I must have goals. One of them is to participate in sew-alongs and other offerings in the sewing community. Another is to make a coat of wonderful Welsh wool. However, after such a long hiatus making a coat seems daunting. Must take baby steps. What then, should my first project be?
Initially I thought of recreating my first junior high Home Ec make – an apron. I love aprons, and already have the perfect apron fabric, a black and white toile that was tucked away in a closet for ages. Then I thought about it further and it occurred to me that I might not need another apron. Also, the fabric on hand is clearly marked “dry cleaning recommended”. Wait a minute. For an apron? Not acceptable. Obviously I need a Plan B. Curtains? Throw pillow? No and no. Ah ha! The perfect solution: a sewing machine cover. After all, there is no dripping sauce or flying flour to consider. Yes, Plan B is a keeper. Please stay tuned for evidence of the finished product.
And now I have a question for you. What identification do you prefer? Sewer? Sewist? Seamstress? Maker? Personally, after working 25 years for water and wastewater treatment engineers, the word “sewer” has a very specific meaning for me, and it has nothing to do with needle and thread. I rather like “maker“. It’s so artsy and inclusive.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll come back to follow the progress.