I'm sorry for leavin' you hangin' the last couple of weeks. I got busy at the end of June celebrating my 9 year anniversary, then my birthday.
For my birthday, my mom and nieces surprised me for a visit, and we decided to keep my nieces for the rest of the week after my mom drove back home. So I have been bouncing around with four kids everyday instead of two (ages 4, 5, 7, and 12), and I must say that I respect all those moms and dads out there who are managing BIG families. Just getting everyone up in the morning and to a certain location on time takes some extra planning and organizing. Also, establishing order and organization has become a major focus for having all of these little bodies to keep up with. It can be a bit exhausting, but I am loving every minute of it!!
However, my sewing is not loving it! I have barely been in my sewing room. Granted, I did have another wadder since my last post. I planned on sewing a simple tank top, but it came out too boxy and full. I now have two unfinished projects that I need to address...
But, moving on...
I still have a Craftsy class that I purchased and have put off for the longest time--until now.
I am venturing into the land of pants!!!!!
In fact, I have a story to go along with this. In a conversation with my best friend, she noted, "How come you wear jeans all throughout the summer? Don't you get hot?" To which I replied "What?!? I don't wear jeans...well, I guess I do wear jeans all throughout summer!" I never noticed. But, really. It has been a LONG time since I bought shorts. I used to wear a lot of capri pants, but they don't fit me anymore. So instead of buying anything new, I just wore jeans.
I am hoping to successfully sew my first pair of jeans with this course, but beyond that, I am also hoping to have a blueprint for sewing other pairs of pants and even shorts!! This is only the beginning! I have already started watching some of the intro and I like Angela Wolf's teaching style. She claims that you only need one really good jeans pattern. ONE! She shows you a lot of variations you can make in order to achieve the kind of jean style you want.
So, I decided my pattern will be this one:
The Perfect Jean
I am not saying I won't be sewing anything else this month, but I am gonna hone my focus on pants. I am a little nervous about fitting my shape, but I hope I will get some great tips from the resources I have, as well as the Craftsy class.
I am excited!!!!!!!
I'm going to finally sew pants!!!!!!
I'll keep you posted as I progress.