I've been working up to making some clothes for myself. I'm not a sempstress. I didn't take Home Ec. at school. I took what I thought at the time were loftier subjects like art and graphics and design. And here I am, neither an architect nor an artist, wishing that I'd had the foresight to learn some true sewing skills.
I've made a few garments before, but so few I can list them:
A dress for my daughter,
A pair of trousers for me,
A dress for me.
And all done long ago.
But I'm sick of buying clothes that I don't really like but can't afford the ones I do, or garments that don't fit or flatter, or tee-shirts that I know were probably made by some poor bugger in a sweatshop somewhere.
Then I read this post by Chunkychooky and it motivated me so much that.....
I made me a nightie! I am very impressed with myself. I followed this tutorial from Sew Mama Sew!, used an op-shopped sheet and shirt, and I wore it to bed the same day I started it.
I was so chuffed with myself that it almost made up for the bad bad bikkies.
And thank you all for your suggestions about the disastrous biscuits. I'm going to do a marathon bake tomorrow and freeze a whole lot of my good recipes so I have bikkies at a moments notice. Then I'm going to dry out the yucky ones, crumble them and use them as muesli (granola), cheesecake base, and a slice base and maybe try a crumble topping too.