There are no sewing mistakes - only opportunities for design features.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I love sewing for free! This little hoodie (the sweatshirt, not the baby), is one of those projects which I class as "free". It isn't really, as I did pay for all of the components, but I justify it thus:
Pattern: Ottobre 06/07 #11, size 62. I already had the magazine, so no further cost.
Fabric: Heavy brushed cotton sweatshirting left over from a garment for one of his older siblings. Too small to make anything bigger than this. Already paid for for another garment, so no extra cost for this one.
Zip: One of several dozen I got at the Tamahine (manufacturer) closing down sale last year. I got 64 zips for $5.00, so each one cost just under 8c.
Thread: Whatever I had lying around, so no further cost either.
So, while I did actually pay for what I used, it feels like it was a free hoodie!
Who am I? I'm a lifelong sewer with a degree in Clothing and Textiles so I can pretend I know stuff. I love a challenge when I'm sewing! I dream of one day making a living from sewing, and to that end I've begun designing and making childrens clothes. We'll see how that goes.
I'd have more time to sew if I didn't have five kids, the youngest being five year old twins. Life's busy and I love it.