Hubby and I are hanging out at home tonight, he’s watching boy tv and I’m flicking through Pinterest and various online clothes stores. Lately we’ve been joking about sewing my clothes because I’m such a fuss bum. Jess went ahead and started her own line, my friend Desiree is a bit of a sewer. I’m jealous, Hubby is a much better sewer than I am. Too bad creating floral midi skirts isn’t really on his list of things he wants to do on his day off.

So I got him drunk and made him promise to help me.

Melissa one point. Kelvy zero.

So we’re off to Lincraft in the morning, dusting off the sewing machine {and the iron for that matter} and giving this thing a shot. Like total fools we are already saying to each other, how hard can it BE? Right!? It’s probably going to be pretty hard, especially since we both stopped taking Home Ec in year 10 and haven’t really sewed since.

Hubby hemmed a skirt of mine once.

A black skirt.

With brown thread.

We are so going to dominate this sewing thing.

Watch and see.

  • Amy Wells

    I’ve just started sewing again for the first time since Year 12 Textiles and Design and I’m loving it! To be fair so far its only been baby clothes and home decor but I’d love to make something for myself soon. Good luck!

    • Thank you Amy! We needed it. Patience is desperately required at our place.

  • Susan @ Reading Upside Down

    We went to a local craft market yesterday and now my 11 year old daughter and I are keen to dust off my sewing machine and get creative. I think we’ll start with some funky cushion covers and move on from there. I’m bracing myself for her to be better at this that I am.

    • It lures you in, you think, oh I could do that. And then four hours alter you’ve got cotton in your hair and half a tube skirt with wonky seams… Or that could just be me. Haha. Good luck to you both!

  • Sarah

    I have an urge to learn sewing lately as well. It’s on my list!

    As an aside, Asos accidentally sent me that skirt and I called it an abomination. It has horses heads and all sorts of weird stuff on it. I need to send it back to them but have been ignoring it in the back of my cupboard. If they forget about it I know who to send it to now:)

    • Oh, go on! Do it. It’s fun and frustrating as hell all at once.

      Really!? They’re horse heads? Weird. Well let me know how it goes, happy to pay postage if they don’t want it back.

  • Flashionaffair

    you can do it! My boyfriends mum is a fantastic sewer and he can sew a much straighter line than myself but I am completely self taught through google/youtube and phone calls to granny. Start simple then expand!

    • Thanks! We’re going to need a cheer squad. Haha.

      Oooo, I would love that. A few of my Aunt’s sew, my Mum can {but doesn’t} and I’m fresh out of grand parents. Someone to ask my question would help. Thank goodness for twitter.

  • Good luck! I WISH I could sew, it’s just something that does not compute. I didn’t even get my sewing license at school! Which is bad, as my Mum & Sister are amazing with a sewing machine, and my Grandparents were a Tailor and Seamstress!

  • river

    I used to sew quite a bit, I wasn’t an expert by any means, but my mum was a dressmaker and my mum-in-law too, (at one stage she had her own wedding gown business), so I know the basics. I made clothes for the kids and my own maternity dresses, but haven’t made anything for a long, long, time.

    • Oooo, my Aunt did wedding dress alterations and made my dress. I wish, wish I could sew.

  • hello_owl

    So HOW did it go?

    • Slowly, and just a little bit badly. We need more practice, I think. I need to learn to thread a bobbin and set up the machine myself too. That’s on the list.