Saturday, February 18, 2012
Working on My Bucket List: Part One
Some of you have noticed my bucket list. It's part bucket list and part New Year's resolutions, but I always fail at things if I call them New Year's resolutions, so I refuse to call them that. Anyway, one of the things I am working on is conquering my fear of my sewing machine. So far, I managed to make a tee shirt into a pillow. And that went so smoothly that I decided to kick the challenge level up a notch. I want to try making things that I will wear on my body. Because apparently I'm insane. Because I anticipate probably a few failed attempts, I am not going to start out by buying fabric and trying to make it into a skirt. I am going to start out by buying a skirt on eBay that has already been made but is much too large for anyone to probably buy it before the auction is over. I have picked out a few of these skirts in patterns that I would wear and have placed a maximum bid of $2 on them. Because there is free shipping and for $2, even if I do mess it up, I'll still get plenty of fabric out of it to use in my jewelry, if nothing else. So that's my plan: take large skirts with plenty of extra fabric in case I mess up, and turn them into skirts that actually fit me and are cute. And of course, I'll share whether I succeed or fail.