I finished up my sewing lessons at Pamela Penney Textile Arts a couple of weeks ago. For the most part, I’ve finished up the dress we worked on during my lessons and I feel much more comfortable using my sewing machine. I chose African print fabrics to attempt a dress inspired by the amazing looks of Boxing Kitten. The dress pattern I chose turned out to be more complicated than I thought! The pattern is classified as ‘easy’, but it has pleats, darts, pockets, a zipper, and a lining. Kind of advanced aspects for a beginner. Nonetheless, it’s done!
There are a few areas on the lining that need hand stitching and it’s ready to wear. I’m very happy with it. I’m so excited about learning my way around the machine that I’ve started a few smaller projects. I’ve been working on some handbags; this is a reversible mini clutch I just finished.
I found a simple pattern online that I modified. While I was searching for a pattern, I realized how somewhat convoluted the sewing world is. There is an overload of info, ideas, and blogs out there about sewing! It’s definitely as complex as the fitness and natural hair worlds. I can’t wait to check out different fabric stores and new patterns. I’ve definitely caught the sewing bug.