A brief story about my relationship with sewing – I’ve been making clothes since I was a kid (starting with jumpers and pillows in elementary school) and even majored in apparel design for a year in college. Something that’s never changed about my relationship with sewing is my desire to cut corners. It’s not that I don’t want to make something good… I just like doing it my way. Which is much different to my approach compared to most things where I very much follow rules and recipes and harp on people about logic and such. So that makes sewing and making clothes my kind of free-for-all time. I use a pattern and read the instructions and then I just kind of see what happens. (One rule of thumb is never look at the inside of a garment I make because you’ll see all the sewing “guts.”) For instance, the bathrobe pattern I started making was missing some pieces, and I chose generally scrap type fabric to play around with. This has resulted in some random choices and a robe that looks a lot like it fits with the Reformed Neo-Buddhist cult Pierce belonged to on Community.
That’s the basic reveal of the robe. I’m going to play around with it some more, and probably shorten it and maybe add some pockets as well as a tie. I laughed a lot when I realized how silly it turned out, but that was the point. I’m going to plan another outfit (maybe a dress… those are easy) and purchase some better fabric and give it a more serious attack. Except for the part where I broke a needle, this was a really fun first foray back into sewing. Huzzah!
Also just because… my cat is adorable. (Sometimes.)