I have often had people say to me "I wish I could sew" or other comments like those, so I really appreciated Sooz' post yesterday - thoughts and advice for anyone wanting to sew - go take a look. I also greatly admire anyone who jumps in with both feet to just give it a go, like Bronya, and sis Emma. Good on you!
I have been inspired by Sooz's holiday sewing. I admire how she aims to make do with what she has at hand. So I have been giving more thought to altering existing clothes, and making new clothes from old clothes and the stash... So I resisted the urge to head straight to the shops for Caleb's new Sunday outfit. The pants come from the stash; the vest is from an old top donated by mum, and the shirt is cut down from one of mine. It is very satisfying to cut down old shirts, as you can eliminate a lot of the fiddly work by using existing sleeve splits, front buttons and button holes, cuff button holes and bottom hems. The model was a bit reluctant, and unfortunately while the pants are a perfect fit, the shirt and vest are still too big, so I may be heading out to the shops after all!