I have a pile of old clothes that I was going to take to goodwill but then it turned into my repurpose-clothes-for-Emily pile. In my mind that was going to be a summer project; I don’t really know why because I’m not taking classes, it just seemed fitting. Then we decided to move to Kansas for the summer.
I realized that ‘sewing machine’ will not make the Necessities-to-squish-into-our-car-to-live-off-of-for-15 weeks list (which shared list is actually called Kansas City or Bust), so on Friday I started my first project. I turned an old shirt into a dress for Emily. I am really pleased with my work, mainly because I took time to unpick my stitches and try again AND I changed the settings on my sewing machine for the first time ever without my mom standing right next to me. Having patience and persistence to make something right instead of just being done has been my hangup with sewing all along, so even though this dress isn’t perfect it is way better than it would have been if I hadn’t tried a few times. I also learned lots of new techniques which was surprisingly really fun for me.
So here’s the dress, which as usual, turned into The Many Expressions of Emily. I just couldn’t pick one to represent (and I whittled it down from 38…):