Somehow, I feel like it was Sunday, then I looked up and it was Thursday night, which means this week was a total whirlwind. But I've been looking forward to showing you the skirt that I made last weekend the entire time—almost as much as I look forward to it being warm enough for me to actually wear it.
After dealing with my perpetual sewing machine fear, and having a friend fix my machine (only to learn it wasn't actually broken), I decided to just do it. I'd seen this darling and super easy free pattern from Anna Maria Horner and thought it would be the perfect entry point for sewing clothes. I prepped my fabric and made the skirt. Just like that.
I even loaded a bobbin All By Myself!
I am not sure what changed because I still can't locate the user manual for my machine and I still mostly feel like I'm closing my eyes and hoping for the best, but I think I have gotten over a hump here. I enjoyed the process a lot and am giddy about the girliness of this skirt. And I think I have a base of confidence now that can surely only improve over time.
I have plans for a blouse or a dress soon, and they both involve real patterns, so we'll see how that goes!