I have a sewing machine and have had it for some time.
On Sunday I finally wiped off the dust and got it out. I spent ages threading the needle and just playing. Eventually I admitted I had no clue what I was doing and headed over to my lovely friend Natalie's house.
We plugged it in and set it up and I sewed together some patchwork squares - start simple.
Then I mentioned I had with me the fabric and pattern for some pyjamas I have been meaning to make forever! So we abandoned the patchwork and got the pattern out and away we went.
Natalie taught me all about how to use a pattern. How to trace the pattern and pin it all out. What all the lines mean on the pattern, how to find the grain on the fabric. It was awesome. I learned so much. Much more than I would have done on my own or using Youtube. Really, I had a blast.
I came home with the not quite completed trousers having had to leave the hem and waist unfinished as I needed Orla to try them on.
Well she is thrilled - loves the idea of Mummy and a sewing machine and has a ton of ideas of things I need to make - mostly clothes for her toys it seems.
Last night I finished the waist band and pinned the hems. This morning I finished them off and ta-daaa....
What do you think?
They are by no means perfect but for my first time on a sewing machine I am thrilled. I am so tempted to rush to the school and drag her out to try them on. I will have to wait.
I put little hearts on the bottom... can you see the problem? Whoops!