I made something last weekend. Something I can wear. Something I am kind of excited to wear.
This is a breakthrough for me. To this point, I've barely made anything even for my kids to wear. I've made applique onesies, a pair of pajama pants and a few onesie dresses for friends with girls. But besides a scarf, never anything for myself. So this was exciting.
I saw the tutorial for the Simple Skirt on the fabulous blog, Made. And indeed, it did look simple.
Then I looked at the remainder of that vintage sheet I purchased last week, the one I used to make my door wreath.
Funny, the colors are not something you'd typically find in my wardrobe. Pastel, springy colors. But they just looked so happy. I thought, maybe I'd use it for my first attempt. Because, if it turned out terribly, well, the whole sheet only cost $3.
But it didn't turn out terribly. At least, I don't think so!
In fact, I kind of love it.
Will you please tell me if I am crazy, and if this isn't cute?
And I didn't even have to hem it -- I just used the hem of the sheet! The whole thing, start to finish, took less than an hour. Immediately when I finished, I started rummaging through my fabric because I have decided all I need this summer is about 10 of these to wear, and I'll be happy.
What do you think? Can you tell it is handmade, from someone who has never made a stitch of clothing in her life? Can you tell it is an old bed-sheet? Or are you a tiny bit in love with it, as I am? I'd love to hear! Really, tell me if it is terrible -- I can take it. Otherwise, I might be wearing it in public very soon! And I'd also love to hear, what was the first article of clothing you sewed for yourself?