Visual-spatial skills. I wish I had some. It would probably help a lot with the 'ol sewing ventures.
A few months ago, in time for Drew's graduation I managed to pull off a major sewing feat. Ties (purl bee pattern) for each of the boys and a dress and bonnet for Sadie. All in the same lovely Joel Dewberry(Chestnut branch eggplant) fabric.
That was before we found out that Drew would be wearing a "robe" of sorts (a white dress shirt of Keith's) for the ceremony. I still haven't photographed them all together.
The bonnet turned out to be pretty small (not to mention Adam's tie being a little large--that was on purpose, though) so I set about modifying the pattern to make a new one. How hard could it be? Just make the lines around the current pattern a little bigger, right?
Wonky. And still a little small to be truly functional. Cute, though.
A few days ago, I attempted the 90 minute shirt from Made. Only problem is, you make your own pattern.
I tried using a couple old t-shirts of Keith's. First try was a disaster. The arms were a puzzle to me. I stared and reread and stared at her detailed tutorial without comprehension.
I forged ahead. Behold:
Finally, on my second attempt, it clicked.
Not perfect but better. Also, a serger would help.
In the words of my wise A&P professor, "You don't have to be smart to be successful. You just have to be persistent."