Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My post on Martha Stewart Crafts

Choosing a sewing machine can be stressful and overwhelming. I know because it took me over a year to choose one for myself!

The struggle is now over and I'm the happy owner of a new machine. I documented my trip to choose a sewing machine on Martha Stewart's Crafts Department blog. Check out my post, and let me know if you've had a similar experience.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Serenity Now, Pattern!

I'm terrible at math. I'm also very anxious to get going on projects, meaning I never do things like knit swatches. Apparently my anxiousness also applies to pattern-making, and my lack of math skills doesn't help me out.

I saw this awesome wide-brim hat over on BurdaStyle. Difficulty: Novice. That's me! I can do this.


I've cut a pattern for the crown pieces no less than eight times. When I finally thought I had the pattern right, I sewed all the pieces together. Too small! I look like I'm wearing one of those beanies my Cabbage Patch Kid boy came with. Definitely not enough seam allowance left to get the brim on there. Bleh.

Being feisty and all, I won't give up on this. I trudge onward and try again. And again!