- Brush dust bunnies out of the machines and oil them.
- Load the sewing machine and the serger with white thread. White is easy to see and you probably have plenty.
- Pull out a dependable pattern: the easier, the better.
- Pull out some fabric with a white background. Small stripes, plaids or prints don't really need to be matched, but if you want to, it won't be that hard.
- Cut some or all of the pieces. You don't have to be organized. You don't need a plan.
- Start sewing.
- Oops, did you forget something? Do you need music, a television or a movie?
- OK, start sewing again.
|Style Arc Peta Pants make great PJ pants. This photo exists as a reminder to serge the edge along the pocket early in the process. I don't need pockets in my PJ pants, but I felt like sewing them.|
|Contrasting pockets - how exciting!|
|Oh yeah, contrasting pockets! Pockets I will never use, but so what?|
|My 3rd and favorite version of PJ pants. By this time, I was almost out of fabric so it got exciting.|
You know, I learned a very valuable lesson many years ago, about relationships. I fell in love, very hard, with someone. About 6 weeks in, I realized there was a problem. I made a big mistake by staying with him for a few years. Why? I could not leave him because it would be too painful, and, well, maybe he would change.
To my younger self, I have this advice: If you think it will be painful to leave after 6 weeks, it will only be more painful after 6 months, and even more painful after a few years. Bite the bullet! Leave, and get the suffering over with. As far as change? Well, some people do change. You have to be open to the possibility that someone might change, but you cannot count on it. Trust your gut on that one. The best person to look out for you is YOU.
And someday, that pain will have been transformed into compassion.
Ha ha, maybe it will be my life's work to turn sewing into a spiritual practice. That is funny.
Mainly, I think I am getting some good clothes out of my hobby.
til next time, cheers!