May 31, 2010
i wanted the Built By Wendy books to learn pattern making but the library didn’t have any of them and i wasn’t in a place to buy them for awhile. i was able to find Cal Patch‘s book though and made this skirt.
i have the BBW books now but i really like that Cal Patch’s book teaches you pattern making from a blank piece of paper. squaring off is very satisfying.
May 27, 2010
i feel like there’s some motown song where they sing “making makin'” or “makin’ makin'” but i have no idea what it could be. or where i heard it. but you know motown, so ubiquitous a lot of those songs are/were, i think some of us are born already knowing a lot of the Temptations oeuvre. am i wrong?
anyways! i’ve been making lots of stuff. i’m going to post it slowly to draw out the excitement or whatever.
in august i found out my friends Brooke and Alnis were having a baby. in january i ordered a baby quilt kit off of a website my mom told me about. i was living at home for the month so i was able to reap the benefits of being around my mom, not to mention her sweet equipment, which includes a hand-operated fabric cutting machine WIZARD which speeds up the tedious process of cutting. i moved back to toronto in february and didn’t touch the quilt for weeks. i didn’t get around to finishing it until the day of their april baby shower (i had to get up really early) but it turned out pretty well.
making the quilt was fun and really pretty simple. i need to pay some attention to my hand sewing technique; i’m not really sure i’ve ever been taught, but i’m also not really sure that’s the problem. i think maybe a little practice and patience would help a lot.