I have been busy for the past few hours and made my first pair of pajamas bottoms from fabric I purchased a few weeks ago. It took a while since it was my first sewing project in 7th grade home economics class, but it was well worth it after seeing the results. At first, I was little apprehensive after attempting to decipher the pattern layout. I made the decision to layout the pants differently and the cutting was successful and managed.
The pants aren’t perfect, but it’s the accomplishing the goal of finally sewing. I still need a lot of practice, but learned the generally idea of cutting out pattern accurately, following the instructions, pinning, seam allowances, and sewing in a straight line. I thought taking a sewing course would improve my skills and learn new ones, but I certainly enjoy the pleasures of being self-taught. However, the down side of being self-taught doesn’t have the experience of learning from others and interacting with individuals.
I have another project I’m working on and it’s a skinny long scarf I began knitting the other day while reading The Jane Austen Book Club. I must admit that I like staying busy along things I do can be solitary, but find the activities relaxing. While I think it’s time to call it day and finally get some sleep.