When we last saw our not-so-intrepid novice sewer, she was having trouble with a straight edge — both cutting and sewing. I put away the sewing machine and steadfastly ignored it for months.
The desire to try again started growing in my mind, though. I should give it a whirl, now that I had a rotary cutter and cutting mat and a good bit of time between me and my frustration.
So yesterday I unearthed the sewing machine and table, found my fabric, and took a deep breath.
and took the plunge.
(is that a straight seam I see??)
piece by piece
wood grain interior
the finished product with a vintage button
I am so pleased with the result! I cut the pieces an inch too small lengthwise so it’s a bit smaller than the directions called for, but it didn’t affect the process of making it, so no big deal. I love the look — inside and out. Couldn’t find the elastic I had procured a while back, so used a hair elastic — perfect color! The fabric I bought in November of 2007 at Purl. It’s definitely not perfect, but it’s a start. And it was much less painful than my experience of a year ago. Might have to do it again soon!