What was your first favorite sewing project?
Was it a dress?
Was it a special quilt?
What’s the first thing that you made that you were really excited about?
Maybe it wasn’t 100% perfect, but one way or another, something about that project just worked out really well.
Today, while my sewing room is in an uproar, filled with way more UFOs than I’m used to dealing with at the 5-10% range of completion, and when I’m in a #throwbackthursday kind of mindset, I thought I’d take a bit of time to reflect on these questions.
I have 2 answers.
#1 My teal wool coat from 2011.
I was excited about it because, I made a coat! And it was a fancy pants wool melton that I had bought off of Patternreview from another woman’s stash for seriously a criminal price for the quality of the fabric. If you’ve made coats and jackets, you know that you pay for the whole project about 4 times between interfacing, lining, fashion fabric, and interlining, so getting wool at such a great deal was great. I think when it came in the mail, my jaw actually dropped. And I added cover buttons and I lined it with some super fun fabric.
#2 My second first favorite sewing project was this St. Patrick’s Day dress from 2012.
The particulars of Burdastyle 6-2010-109 were a little weird, but the asymmetrical belt that I added and the very busy print made covered over the odd bits. Besides, I really liked the overall shape on me. I think I had tried a lot of more A-line skirts before. In a lightbulb sort of moment, I realized that a straighter skirt fits my shape a lot better than an A-line. It was kind of similar to the point that I realized that I preferred skinny jeans over bootcut. Less fabric flapping around me = more comfort and better proportions somehow. Too, this might have been the first dress that may not have been my perfect colors, but it was close and absolutely within my color contrast range. So what’s your first favorite sewing project?