First up, the apron I made in Week 3 of the sewing course. It's a kind of cute, vintage style pinny and we also made matching polka dot head scarves - very funny.
|Guess who found the 'effects' options in iPhoto!|
Week 4 (the final week - booo!) was left open for the class to decide what we wanted to make. We settled on little bags/purses as we all wanted to learn how to sew a zip.
This is the first one I made in class and I mainly wanted to show you this because of their funky polka dot table covering! We were allowed to bust out the fancy fabrics for these - oooo, pretty!
I made a second, smaller one while I was there (brown one below) and then another one when I got home (you can never have enough small purses to put things in, right?!) that I made flat-bottomed so that it stands up.
They are all lined with complementary material.
I think of the four weeks, these little bags are the things I am most pleased with in terms of the finished items. They are also a great little make as it takes such little fabric - you can practically make them out of scraps.
So, the four week course flew by. I was toying with the idea of signing up to the six week dressmaking course that starts this month but I decided I wanted a little more sewing experience under my belt first as I would get frustrated trying to do something so much more advanced. There is another four week course starting in January on a similar level to the one I just completed but making different things so I think I will join that one instead.
In between times I will keep my sew on. I have just yesterday ordered my first pattern (eeek!). On the advice of Tilly I am going to have a stab at the McCalls 5248 pattern for some PJ bottoms. I will show and tell once complete.
Bon weekend, folks, when it gets here!