Today, I am dragging out the sewing machine. I've got a box of fabric in the basement that I purchased 20+ years ago. I've been storing it for "someday." I guess that day is today.
L wants me to make chair pockets for her kindergarten room. Her kids sit at tables and have no place for storage. She wants each chair to have a pocket that stores their pencil box and a folder. She sent me a link to a website that tells how to make them. It isn't exactly a pattern, just a few suggestions that might work. Did I mention that she needs 25 of them? Yep. Twenty-five! I am meeting her at the half-way point some time this week to pick up one of her little chairs. I need the first one to fit before I go any further. And then I'm hoping I can talk sweet SIL and one of her girls to add their two machines to mine to finish these off in short order.
For today's project, I think I will attempt to recreate a favorite skirt. I've got some similar fabric, and I'll use the original skirt for a pattern. Kind of. I'll change the length and the waistline a little. The fabric is stretchy, so I won't even need to put a zipper in it. (The original doesn't have a zipper either, though it does have a decorative belt.)
I'm praying the sewing machine doesn't give me any trouble. The poor thing is 38 years old, so we'll see.
Sometimes, sewing without a pattern works out. Sometimes, it doesn't.
We shall see.
Life Lessons Here?
*Someday is today.
*Sometimes it is easier to follow directions
*Sometimes it is worth it to carve your own way
*Many hands make for a lighter work load
*Just because it's old, doesn't mean it can't still do the job
That's all I got.
Oh, and if it all ends up a disaster, I'm heading to the library. That's my happy place!