Sewing really, really relaxes me. And it helps me deal with the winter blues. Thankfully the days are getting longer and warmer, but I won’t be sewing any less with the season change. I’m determined to maybe, BIG MAYBE, make my dress for the Royal Ascot race. I will be joining a group of ladies for the event in June. I plan on sporting a beautiful fascinator and, hopefully, a dress made by me. The goal is a hefty one and I may just end up buying myself a dress but I still think it’s worth a try.
But since I’m still quite the beginner I will be working on a series of projects. I did a tote bag, and this week I did some double-sided napkins. I wish I could say that overcasting the edges was easy, but it wasn’t. The zig-zag stitches were all over the place. I didn’t get a nice looking napkin until the very last one. And even that one I messed up at the very end. But I am really looking forward to see how much I improve after I do the next set of napkins*, especially now that I have a feel as to what to do. Regardless of funky stitches I am loving my new napkins. I will be breaking them out for a dinner with friends.
I am loving these…a lot.
*Will be making loads more sets of napkins after buying 3.5 yards of fabric for a fiver by King’s Cross.