Over the course of the past week I got all the fabric I ordered from Spoonflower and all the sewing supplies I need to get started on my – oh my god – clothing line, and of course I’m blogging about it at 1:30 AM. Hang on, I’m going to go fish my cat in from the patio before I’m too sleepy to get out of bed.
…okay, where was I? Clothing line? Clothing line! Oh my god, this is terrifying. I am taking baby steps. In case you don’t know, this is actually my first go at learning to sew. I’ve been bugging my mom about it since I was twelve, but she always said she couldn’t sew that well, only off patterns. Well, I got patterns now, and I got fabric, and I’m actually making things happen this time! Badgering people to get what you want: techniques I learned from my baby sister.
My first project isn’t actually anything with the Spoonflower fabric – it’s actually a pair of underwear from a junior size t-shirt my sister found at the bottom of her closet. I’m following a tutorial from Indigorchid, and so far it’s going fairly well. I drafted the pattern, cut up the pieces, got my mom’s sewing machine, and got my mom to sew up some lines. Then I needed elastic, which I didn’t have, so back down to the floor the machine went.
It’s still there. I got the elastic on Friday. My bad? It’s been a very tired weekend. I’ll get started tomorrow. New week, new energy! I’m going to go retrieve my cat from the living room before he breaks something.
Okay, got the cat into my room. He’s in for the night. Sorry, Oxford. And that above is the elastic, which I took a photo of because I have an obsessive need to photograph everything. You may have gathered that by now.
But much more exciting than plain elastic is my fabric – my beautiful, custom photography-printed fabric from Spoonflower. My orders arrived on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, even though I made two of them on the same evening, because the mail is special like that. Look: