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Monday, September 19, 2011

The Learning Process...

Oh, boy.  What have I gotten myself  into?  Did I mention I am a total novice at sewing?  I am taking on a rather large project for Halloween.  Max from Where The Wild Things Are. 

Well, the pattern and fabric has been delivered.  I'm using Kwik Sew pattern #3712, 5 yards of oatmeal colored fleece, and  1 yard of long brown faux fur.  I still have to get color coordinated snaps but that can wait a little bit.  Looking at this giant pile of fleece makes me nervous.  What if I mess up?  Make a bad cut? I'm dreading setting in the sleeve.  It's very intimidating.  I want to run to my mommy and make her walk me through every snip of the fabric but I am determined to do this on my own.  Now, that's not to say I won't ask for advice.  That's totally acceptable.  I got to pick my sister's brain today and skim through a sewing book I had.  Good thing too, because I was going to take a nose dive into the pile and start cutting away.  Apparently, it is a good idea to wash the fabric before breaking out the shears and iron the pattern paper to get out the creases.  Really?  Why didn't I think of that?  Duh!  See?  I am totally going to mess this up, just like those shrunken curtains hanging in my windows!  I am not the smart person who reads instructions before jumping in to something.  I am the person who has no patience and just wants to get her hands dirty and hope for the best.  Bad, bad, bad.  Well, it's time to change that.  Fleece has been washed and is currently in the dryer.  I'm going to make little check lists of all the supplies I still need and things I need to adjust in the pattern to make it my own.  Who knows?  This could be the start of a beautifully sewed wardrobe.

Wish me luck!  I'm going to need it!

3 comments:

  1. I must start by letting you know I LOVE the header picture for your blog! Did you do it yourself? It's wonderful!

    Ok, that said, I'm sure you're going to do an awesome job on those jammies! It's really a fantastic project to cut your teeth on! Good luck!

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  2. But a Max costume will look just perfect! Good luck! :)

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  3. Michelle- Hello! Yes I did make the header and thank you for the lovely comments! This costume definitely is a big challenge for my first real project.

    Alyssa- I hope it looks perfect! But if it looks half-way decent I'll be happy. I'm gonna need that luck!

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