Well, what a lot of nice comments about my sewing abilities. But maybe I should explain when I state 'I can't sew'.
By rights I should be able to sew very easily, my mother is a seamstress by trade but then I should also be able to crochet and knit because she can do that very well too. Can you see where I am going with this? Here lies the problem, I have always had a mum that could make dresses, knit jumpers, make alterations.....so I didn't need to try. My mum could make dresses out of curtains....no really she did once. I called it (unsurprisingly) my 'curtain dress' and it was all silky, jade green, eighties dropped waist, fifties curtainy. It doesn't sound it but it was fab.....if you don't believe me look....
I can't believe this is about the only two photos of the 'curtain dress'. This in a nightclub in Palma, Majorca pre party scene. It was in November on a travel agent educational visit.
Wearing my curtain dress on my 18th Birthday.
So now I am interested in trying myself I don't have much of a clue to more technical problems like inserting zips and cutting patterns. Plus I use my nan's lovely old electric converted Singer machine. It's older than me (and that's old) so it is doing well really but it has the total of one stitch type.....straight!.
Of course I have picked up a few things, mostly from my needlework classes at secondary school where it took a whole term to make a pencil skirt and so by then you couldn't of cared less if you didn't finish it. Honestly isn't life too short to pin AND tack AND press it.....No?....Oh that's where I'm going wrong. Lack of patience and the unwillingness to read instructions.
Mum made these bridesmaids dresses...I'm the one on the right, don't know why I'm smiling, they itched like hell.
I did manage to make this 'Emma Peel' of the Avengers shift dress last year. Nearly chucked it in the bin in the process out of frustration though.
I suppose I will have to cut the short cuts and buy a pattern and a book. But I am scared it will all go wrong. Not that I mind failure.....I just won't try sewing again, hold my head in shame, be cast out by my family and hunted down by marauding seamstresses.....maybe.