So my Aunt just loves crocheting. She crocheted the cutest hats for B & J for Christmas and just whipped up a great little shawl for J.
Auntie's been trying to teach me for ages but as a lefty I gotta admit its hard to duplicate the motions she's doing with her right hand.
But, I am going to learn how to sew!
About a week ago, I was in Walmart and wandered in to the fabric section. Now I am not a craft person necessarily but I think I was just so giddy that I was actually in a store without the kids that I leisurely went down every aisle.
As I casually walked down the aisles I saw the cutest bolts of patterned smocked fabric that seemed to merely need a couple of stitches here and a strap there and voila I'd have the most fabulous sundresses for J.
Besides, this is the age I can get away with making her something that she'd actually wear. I know TomGirl, my 14 year old stepdaughter, and Girly Pre-teen (GPT), my 12 year old stepdaughter, would never ever be caught dead in something I'd sewn - no matter how fabulous it was.
So for now, I'll try my creations out on J.
I'm sure I can do it. My non crocheting abilities are not telling, right ?
I've already researched the class:
Sewing 101, $40 at the Joanne Fabric Store a few miles from home. Check.
Ideas for 1st sewing project: Fabulous sundresses for J. Check.
Sewing machine. Uhhh ...
Wait a minute, I totally forgot a few years back hubby and I got GPT this and its just been sitting on her shelf
I mean would they really expect those of us that don't know how to sew to purchase state of the art equipment ?
Besides I'm sure I can sew the hell outta some dresses with this.
After all, Barbie's wardrobe kicks ass
and I just know it was sewn on a Barbie sewing machine just like this.