Saturday, February 22, 2014
It's All Greek To Me
See this pretty paisley? Don't you just love it? Me too! I went to Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago, just looking, because goodness knows I don't need any more fabric, and this bright colorful pattern just jumped out at me. It feels like Spring in a very folk-arty kind of way, yes? So, I've been wanting to make myself a peasant top for ages, and I figured this was the moment.
I hit the pattern books at the back of the store and found this Kwik Sew pattern - which means it should be easy, right? I'm thinking View C - with the contrast panels at the nape in solid black with some embroidered flowers that I will adapt from the pattern. At this point, I'm SO excited. Can't wait to get home and get started. I'm planning it all in my head, imagining how cute it will look and how smug I will feel sporting my own handmade peasant top with my very own hand embroidery. "Oh, how cute! Where did you get it?" I made it myself!!! Yes, the whole fantasy was playing out in my head as I was happily driving home from town. I got up the next morning rearing to go.
and then as I started reading the pattern instructions (which are supposed to be super easy, right?) I remembered why I have only sewn two things in my lifetime. and my fluffy feathers fell flat. I realized this is going to be much harder than it was in my fantasy which kinda skipped over the "making" part and went right to the "bragging" part. Dang it. This is going to be a long, painstaking process for me, and I have decided to make a muslin one before I cut into my beautiful paisley dream fabric. I have a feeling I might be coming to you to ask some questions. I read and re-read and scratch my head. They really don't write these things for people who don't already know how to sew!! It's like reading a foreign language. But, says I, I shall persevere. Maybe I can look at the picture and figure it out. Stay tuned.
"Pride cometh before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." - Proverbs 16:18