Determined to put both some new patterns and my new serger to work, I wrecked myself on sleep this weekend. As in, I was having such a good time sewing that I managed to stay up until almost 6 am on Saturday morning. And would you look at that, it's 4:15 in the morning now on Sunday. Yes, I'm a mom of young children and no longer a college student. I'm gonna be a mess
Ah, but it was so much fun!
I had been playing around with my new scissors and cut apart 5 t-shirts a few weekends ago. As you may recall, my effort at making them into something new didn't really pan out at that time. But armed with my new serger (and a free weekend), I put myself to the test. I had purchased a Recycled T-Shirt Halter Dress Pattern from lilblueboo and was thrilled that I finally had a worthy reason to dip into my giant T stash.
Sidebar: In high school, college, and through most of my 20s I was a major
hoarder collector of Ts. All kinds of em. I know a lot of people out there do this so it's kind of lame to say it was my thing. Except it kinda was my thing. My hands down best find was in a Goodwill back in college: a navy blue tee with neon green writing of the W.C. Fields quote, "Never cheat an honest man; never give a sucker an even break, and never wise up a chump." Such a completely random thing. Don't know who would've owned the shirt previous or where the world they would have gotten it in the first place, but I was glad to find it. To be honest, I didn't even realize it was a W.C. Fields thing until I was watching the old movie it's from with my dad a few years ago and recognized the quote. End of Sidebar.
Anyway, I completely took over the entirety of the downstairs. Our dining room table became (as Mr. Skooks dubbed it) my sewing factory. What he actually said was, "You used to just sew. Now you've got a whole sewing factory set up downstairs. It's kind of taking over." He was absolutely correct. Here's a small peek:
When lilblueboo was running her fundraiser for Three Angels Haiti earlier this week, I bought 3 more of her patterns. This one worked up so easy, I can't wait to give the others a try too!