Thursday, 8 March 2012

Intimidated!

A wee while ago Miriam noted that my children have growing wardrobes due to the clothes that I have been making for them, but that I hadn't sewn any clothes for myself. She kindly offered to lend me some patterns so that I could remedy this situation. As my wardrobe is in a VERY sorry state, I gratefully accepted her offer.

I took the patterns home, got them out of the package, looked at them, became intimidated about following a pattern and cutting out the fabrics and promptly put the whole thing away. 

There is something about pattern pieces that scares me to bits, I don't know why! I mean I must be able to do it, surely
I can easily follow an online tutorial, but the minute I see the flimsy pattern lying in front of me, I freeze. 

I guess that the best thing to do is just conquer my fear and start cutting!

 Now, me and my big mouth, I have promised to take part in Wardrobe Wednesday this month and as the theme is "Heavenly Handmade" this gives me a deadline to work to.

Hopefully having written this post will spurn me into action and this time next week I will be proudly showing you a new skirt.

(...If there's no clothes to show then I'll have been working on my quilt... LOVING that new challenge!)

8 comments:

  1. I guess if the skirt isn't finished you could wrap the quilt around yourself! Seriously - hats off to you for all your homemade and crafty stuff - it's not a skill I have, and I envy you for it.

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  2. Ooh, looking forwards to seeing what you make juliette. I'm totally intimidated by all too, but i totally wouldn't be if i had all your awesome sewing talent!

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  3. Good luck! There are some great tutorials out there that take you through making something from a pattern that might give you some more confidence?

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  4. You can do it! The hardest part is starting! And you will be pleasantly surprised at how accurate and easy it is to follow a real life pattern rather than tutorial! :)

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  5. You can definitely do it :) Take the plunge (maybe with some cheap fabric for your first attempt so you don't worry about cutting it!)

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  6. I am the opposite, I love patterns but the thought of a quilt is enough to make me hide in a corner! If you can make quilts patterns will be a breeze!!

    Alison
    x

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  7. I am the same with making clothes for myself. I bought patterns with the best of intentions but so far I have not got a lot further.
    I have actually cut the pattern pieces out for one of them. Wow! Such progress! pfft

    Give me a quilt or a small project any day :)

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  8. lol, I read that last line to say that if there is no skirt you will be wearing your quilt next Wednesday! There I was thinking I would definitely look back next week to see you wearing a quilt! Good luck

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