But unfortunately, that's just not who I am.
Rather, I'm someone who begins with the best of intentions only to give up on them about halfway through.
Take my latest project - I had every intention of binding the seam allowances and the facings with beautiful homemade bias tape, but when it came time to actually make the bias tape, I said "screw this" and broke out the serger. The inside, therefore, is not as beautiful as it could be, but we'll just keep that as our little secret, right?
(To avoid people noticing that the inside is less than perfect, we'll just distract them with cute pictures of O wearing the jacket)
|Why does she make this face all the time?|
And why do I think it is so freaking cute?
The jacket was made with the Oliver and S Sunday Brunch Jacket pattern. As with all of their patterns, it was fabulous. It was well-written, well-drafted, and it resulted in an amazingly cute jacket. Now I will say that there was a point in the instructions that I had to turn off my ipod and read the directions about 10 times to understand what they were talking about, but I'm pretty sure that that had more to do with my ability to understand instructions than their ability to explain them.
The fabric is an amazing flannel that is designed to look like a wool, so you get the ease of care and softness of a cotton flannel with the look of a wool. The best of both worlds! It was really lovely to work with and I just might purchase some more in the future since it comes in a lot of other "wool-like" designs. And the buttons are just little wooden toggle buttons from the button stash (yay button stash!). The buttonholes were a bit of a pain to put in (solely because I suck at putting them in) and I think I probably should have made them a bit bigger, but they are functional and they are done, so I'm going to consider myself one happy camper.
As for the label, it's cut from a bit of twill ribbon that I bought at the expo which reads "Live Long. Laugh Often. Love Much." This is certainly my favorite saying of the three as you can almost always hear me laughing hysterically at something (even if it's just myself). Here's to O growing up to see the humor in all situations...especially the most ridiculous.