After making the Arielle skirt I was pretty hard on myself, so I thought I’d share some specific times I’ve been really proud of myself. I would also love to hear when you have been proud of your work, sewing, knitting, sketching, or really just anytime in life. We could all use a little boost of confidence, right?
The hem on the Butterick B5466 Misses skirt:
This was the very first poject I posted on my blog. I took the Craftsy class Sew Ready: garment basics. My husband was in NYC for two weeks and I spent a lot of nights with the dining room table covered in my sewing projects. The night before he got home I curled up on the couch, put Gilmore Girls on and attempted to slip stitch the hem of my skirt. It had been three years since I had hand sewn anything. I was a bit nervous, but thanks to Craftsy, this visual learner could watch the instructor, Brett Bara, slip stitch. That evening is now one of my favorite memories. The hem turned out way better than I thought it would and I learned sewing by hand relaxes me. I probably wear this skirt more than anything I’ve made in the past ten months. It’s not perfect, but I always feel really proud when I wear it.
The neckline and lining on the Lilou dress:
I probably could just say the Lilou dress. The whole process of making this dress was a cycle of being super nervous something would go wrong and being so happy when everything kept going right. I chose to scallop the neckline as Tilly instructs in Love at First Stitch. I felt so DIY using a glass from the kitchen to create the scallops, and the finished neckline looks much fancier than expected. Then there was the lining. It’s just on the top part of the dress, which I was thankful for because lining was new to me. I couldn’t believe how well it turned out. I personally think my Lilou dress looks like I bought it from a store… but that’s just me :).
The buttons and buttonholes on the Mimi blouse:
I want to start by saying that, yes, I am proud of myself for picking out such great buttons. Notions can make or break a garment. I am also proud of the buttonholes. I had so much fun working with the buttonhole foot, a totally different experience than when I was sewing my Arielle skirt. I didn’t rush to sew them and both buttonholes and buttons lined up pretty perfectly. When I put this blouse on I always start to smile.
Now the floor is yours. What’s one of your proud moments?