Julie Blue

Sew Many Lessons

Projects, Life & TimeJulie StanleyComment

Every time I see a dress or skirt or top that catches my eye, I think, "ooh! I could make that!" because in my brain, anything can be made. I trot myself down to the local fabric store, sit my pretty self down at the pattern books and start making lists of everything I'm going to make. 

Recently I hit a sale on Simplicity patterns and picked up a bunch I knew I really wanted to try. I've attempted a few projects in the last couple years in hopes I'll get better at this whole sewing things. This last weekend I set my mind to making a cute spring top with as minimal colorful adult phrases as possible. 

Well, I did it. Made the top. It's not perfect but I made it through without tears or yelling and the top ain't half bad either. I've even got my next pattern lined up, determined I'm going to make it through at least three more projects before May. 

There's a little life lesson in everything. For me, I'm reminded of some good solid ones through this sewing journey. 

  1. You can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes work.
  2. You have to keep practicing, keep trying and keep going.
  3. You can ask for help and you should whenever you need it. 
  4. You should be proud of the work you completed.
  5. You must continue to pursue the work if it keeps calling to you. 

So I will keep on keeping on, learning all that I can and practicing. I'll be proud of the work I complete and appreciate all the imperfections--they were all mini lessons to be learned along on the way. 

It looks a little like a scrubs top and I'm thinking it really needs some darts but this is me really refraining from telling you every thought I have on this top. In all sincerity, I couldn't be more proud that I actually made this thing in less than six months. Praise the sewing gods! 

Happy Wednesday, ya'll! 

What projects have you been working on lately?