Sunday, October 2, 2011

Z's Fall Coat

I could easily spend hours and hours reading diy/crafting/designing/decorating blogs, watching hgtv, or perusing etsy...ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all of the cute/creative/amazing items made by talented crafters. I've always been inspired by these artists, and secretly wondered if I could ever be that crafty. Over the years, I've found myself going through these phases where I would really want to focus and become an "expert" at one kind of craft. I've tried knitting and scrapbooking for example. But the desire soon fizzled (either because I was unhappy with my efforts, or because I realized how much time it takes to invest and become proficient in any craft).

Recently, though, maybe it's because I have a daughter now that I can make things for, but I've gotten on a sewing kick. I bought a sewing machine a couple years ago, and used it to make curtains for my bedroom and Z's nursery..but this past weekend I tried my hand on sewing clothing--a simple coat for my daughter. And it was so satisfying!! :) Maybe because I got it done in one day (with the exception of cutting out the fabric a couple nights before), and maybe it's bc my mother-in-law, who is a fantastic sewer, was there to answer any questions, but it was a lot of fun , and now I think that I'm a bit addicted!

I used this pattern from ManiMina on etsy. Here is the final product!

And here it is on Z: