It took about two months to complete, I sewed it by hand and yes, I definitely made some mistakes- but it’s finally, finally finished! My very first wearable garment.
I started following this tutorial by the lovely GiannyL when I started the project. (I will say this up front: I’ve got hips. We’ll leave it at that.) So I tried it on and it was too snug to go up around my hips. In a stupid move, I’d sewn the material right into the elastic band and cut the elastic band in several places to make it a more manageable length.
Anyway. We make mistakes to learn from them. Moral of the story: do not cut your elastic band. It’s stupid.
So I added in six small buttons along the side. Not bad, not bad at all! But if I’m going to sewing anything else with buttons, I’m not using tiny plastic ones again. (Another lesson learned.)
I’m going to stick with sewing for a bit, methinks. This week I acquired a Fabricville membership and 3.5 meters of unbleached cotton to use for my next project. I’m also getting a better sewing kit for my upcoming birthday. As of right now, I don’t have any plans to start using a sewing machine.
Does anyone have any tips for a beginner seamstress? I’d love to hear them, or check out any sewing tutorials you can suggest.
(I want to give a big thank-you to Ms. Alex Price for helping me pick out fabric for my first projects. You’re awesome.)