Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sewing and self-realization

I decided that I wanted to learn how to sew. My friend April offered to teach/help me with my first project. I selected a pillow case dress since it seemed fairly simple and straightforward for a first-time seamstress.

It was an eye-opening experience and I learned some things about myself that probably should have been self-evident but were news to me. While I have almost limitless amounts of patience when it comes to dealing with people on the phone, the constant measure, cut, press, piece, sew, cycle got a little tedious after a while. I am not the small detail person that I thought I was, lol.

On the other hand, I loved the extremely satisfying feeling of having created something unique in a matter of hours. April's ready to get started on our next project; I'm not quite there yet, but I'm definitely inclined to give it another go.

What about you? Is there anything crafty that you like to do that you'd recommend to others?


  1. I'm thinking about trying sewing as well. As a matter of fact, I think I might have Carol teach me when I'm in LA for Christmas. I took a class last month where were taught how to make a pillow. I quickly realized I was the worst in the class and I need personal attention. Hopefully, Carol is nice and patient!

  2. I recommend the pillowcase dress! Not a lot of cutting, mostly straight seams and a very manageable size.

    Carol would probably be an excellent teacher! Maybe we should have a sewing day while you're down here...