When I was younger, I sewed a lot. My mom and grandmother painstakingly taught me all the basics about threading a machine, seam allowances, pinking and trimming, ruffles and gathers, zippers (which I never mastered) and button holes (again…not so good at those!). Grandmother would start projects upside down, so when I took them over, I could turn them right side up and it would be "left-handed." Mom, however, learned to sew left-handed so she could really help me understand what to do. Bless their hearts. I'm not sure if I was all thumbs or just too impatient, but I never got really good at sewing. Mom & Grandmother both made a lot of their clothes. I don't think I saw my grandmother in a store bought dress until I was in college. But me…hopeless case. I'd get something started, mess up, and just abandon it for later – which, of course, never came. My poor mother probably found a lot of half made, messed up, never finished sewing projects when I moved out.
Recently, I dug out my sewing supplies and machine for two projects. The first was a shirt with Big Shot die cut flowers on it. Cute – but I didn't like the way it was turning out, so left it for a few days, thinking I'd come back and finish it later. (That was several months ago.) The second was a notebook cover. The instructions were very clear, but I still managed to mess it up. So it's also sitting in a pile of neglected projects. *sigh*
So that's why I haven't bought the "Sew Suite" set, or the pattern pieces, or the Sweet Stitches paper or fabric. I just felt like they were mocking my lack of sewing skills. The only "Oh Sew" products I have are Button, Button (because I got it free) and the Sweet Stitches fabric designer brads (because I'm a hardware and accessory junkie). So I was thrilled that Sandy used the Sew Suite set in her class yesterday.
Isn't that cute? It was a snap to make, and it goes so well with the Ice Cream Parlor accessories from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, don't you think?
Here are the supplies. I'll show you another one of the class projects tomorrow. Thanks for stopping in!
Stamp sets: Button, Button; Sew Suite; So Happy for You (Free!*)
Ink: Versamark; Basic black classic; Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Real Red stampin' write markers
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, More Mustard, Pacific Point card stock; Ice Cream Parlor designer series paper & quick accents pack (Free*)