Tuesday, September 14, 2010

sew ready

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to learn how to sew and really sew well. I would draw various ideas of things I wanted to create; in fact, I still have notebooks full of drawings and designs from elementary school. Keith even gave me a really nice sewing machine a few years ago for Christmas and I'm sad to say that it has sat primarily gathering dust because I'm not quite sure what to do with it.

I've gotten really good at sewing a straight line and I know very very basic things I can do with it, but I want to learn more. I've recently really started researching sewing online and have even found a program through Mesa Community College where I could get my Associate's Degree in Fashion Design. Do I think that I want to move to New York and start some grand career in design? No (well, not really). I would really like to make clothes for Reagan and maybe even myself.

To do this, I need to learn. Until I can gather up the money to go to school (Luke and Reagan's mom goes to college), I'm going to keep researching through the internet and practicing through trial and error. I just finished making Luke his own double-sided apron (blog post plus pictures to follow) and I think I've found my next project: a cute dress for Reagan (the yellow bubble one...but not in yellow). Wish me luck!


Traci Tenkely said...

I really love to take classes at Jo-Anns. Not super expensive and it you go on open house days (they offer one a month) you sign up for half price. They have simple sewing projects that are either one day workshops or one day over two Saturdays type thing. I know I loved my cake decorating class and my mother in law took a quilting class (she knows how to quilt but wanted help). Just a thought!

Mattie said...

How funny! My friend just posted on her blog about sewing tips...