The other day, I mentioned that each of the boys picked out fabric so I could make them pajama pants. This afternoon I finished the first pair.
I used Simplicity 3669. They are super easy to whip up. *I* loved that flame fabric. He wants me to make a matching shirt but I think a coordinating t-shirt (not the one he's wearing here!) is the ticket. :) After all, 3 of his brothers have fabric waiting to be made into pants, I have a skirt I want to make for the girly and at least one more penguin to make. Plus...I would like to make slipcovers for our love seat.
The Husband pointed out that I was "glowing" as I discussed my current and future sewing plans. I love doing these projects. It's so much fun to create useful things. Is everything perfect? Far from it. But I enjoy the process and I think each attempt to create goes more smoothly and looks a little bit better.
I have learned to take my time, press the seams and take a chance. While I do worry about "wasting money" if I make a mistake and end up with a mess, I guess I would never learn anything if "What if I mess up?" stopped me all of the time. Instead, I learn and try and sometimes, most of the time, it works out just fine...and when it doesn't...that just means I can try again..or not. ;)