I've taken up sewing again. I have never been an accomplished seamstress (or "sewist", a term I've seen a lot in recent weeks). On the other hand, on the few occasions when I took my time and remained patient, I turned out some fairly nice work. The problem there was that I rarely remained patient; it seems every sewing machine I've ever owned was out to get me.
Last summer, having not sewn a stitch for at least six years, I sold my old machine to someone more willing to put up with it's peculiarities. About a month later, the sewing bug bit me. After a few months of mulling it over, trying to ignore it, and just plain trying to talk myself out of it, I gave in and bought another machine. A new one this time. Well, an almost new one. It's "factory reconditioned", but if it has been used at all, I certainly can't tell. It's probably more machine than I'll ever need, but I was able to buy it at Overstock.com for less than many lesser models would have been brand new.
Here it is:
And here is my first project, coordinating aprons for Kat and myself.
I decided to start with a very easy-to-sew project; few projects are more simple to make than aprons. I didn't want Kat to look like a Mini-Me, so I bought similar fabric in different colors, but used the same contrast fabric for both. They match...yet they don't.
This was a good refresher project for me. After sewing the first one with little trouble, the second one went together in no time.
Next up is a tunic-style top. I'm not sure when I'll get to it, but I'll post it here when I'm done.