I was supposed to take the beginner's Wilton's cake decorating class this month, but the day before the first class, the teacher called and said she had to have some procedure done and so had to postpone the class until June. Not a huge deal, but I was pretty bummed about it since it's something I've wanted to do for a while now and I FINALLY got signed up (thanks, hubby!) and now it's not for a few weeks. It will, however, still be in time for me to (hopefully) do a cake for Jonathan's birthday, so all is not lost.
This postponement left me with a misdirected creative spirit. A few months ago, my wonderful mother in law bought us a sewing machine. I am honestly pretty intimidated by it (so happy you feel me here, Kara), but, during a sale at a local fabric store a while back, I decided to buy a simple pattern so I could try to make Jonathan some pyjamas. I thought pyjamas would be good because he'll just wear them around the house and to bed, so if they aren't perfect, they will at least still be wearable. I bought the pattern as well as enough fabric to make two pairs.
Tonight, I finally got the pattern out and read over everything. I believe the folks at Simplicity define "easy" differently than I do as this whole thing seems pretty complicated to me. As you will see from the picture below, however, it very clearly says that it's "easy to sew."
Not that I've gotten to sewing yet. First, I have to cut out a gazillion pieces in order to make what I thought would be a simple set of shorts pajamas. This next picture is the carnage I created with the pattern and scissors. It's actually only five pieces that I had to cut out, but it seemed like A LOT more.
And this last one is me trying to concentrate on cutting everything out properly. Hubby, knowing that I would blog about this (because I'm a big ol' dork), thought it would be fun to snap my picture.
I only got as far as cutting out the pieces, ironing them and determining which layout diagram I needed. That took me an hour and then I was starving for dinner. I'm not sure how well this is going to go, but I hope to be able to post a picture in the next two months (that's not too ambitious, is it?) of Jonathan wearing my homemade pyjamas. Even if they are hideous and the shorts only have one leg hole, I promise to post the results. Wish me luck...
Leaf it alone...
3 days ago