Friday, October 19, 2012

Dear sewing machine,

So about 3? years ago, Santa brought me a beautiful pale blue sewing machine - just what I had asked for!! That Santa, he knows me so well.

3 years later, it was still in the box.

See? In the box. See? Pretty fabric.

But after some motivation from a friend a few days ago I (boyfriend) dug around in the closet and pulled it out. I found some pretty fabric at Joann’s and I was going to make a skirt!!

It took some serious concentration to thread the machine (without my mother or middle school Home Ec teacher standing over my shoulder) but I did it! And I used the pattern I had to cut my fabric into my 2 skirt pieces… and sewed up the sides! And voila – halfway done making a skirt that was 3 sizes to small!

Fooey. I wasn’t about to waste my time or money or beautiful fabric on a skirt that’s too small! So I youtube’d some videos on DIY infinity scarf, laid my ‘skirt’ out flat on the ground, and chopped it up to make a scarf.

Voila! Here I am modeling it in boyfriends t-shirt.

And here’s Bozo modeling looking ever so sweet.

And here I am modeling this morning – and I’m impressed with myself!!

Do you sew?? What tips do you have for me?

Very truly yours, A. Bean


  1. Sounds like you've already figured out my tip! If something doesn't work the way you meant it to, get creative! I do that all the time... Love the scarf and love the blog! I'll be following!

    Chevron & Lace

  2. i have been seeing so many cute projects lately that i need a sewing machine for and i don't have one! dont worry about the sewing machine i bought my husband a guitar for christmas 3 years ago and it is collecting dust in the corner

  3. Hi, stopping by from the Friday Chaos Bloghop and am your newest follower! That fabric design is gorgeous and love what you've done with it too! Would love for you to stop by and return the follow when you get chance.

    Vikki @ Little Loves


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