One day my mom said she had sent me a surprise package. I couldn't even guess what it could be. Some of favorite foods? Clothes? Turns out it was my sewing machine which was even better than anything I could have guessed. Since she sent it (I can't remember when), I've been using it primarily for mending jobs as none of my patterns are here. When I went back to visit my family at Christmas, I made sure to buy some fabric and pack some patterns so I could sew some actual clothes.
Here's my sewing space:
It's in my bedroom because I didn't want it in the main room. You know because I have so many parties. (Sarcasm)
We're on the tail end of a three-day weekend and since the forecast promised rain, I promised to be holed up inside sewing. Weather forecasts never quite go according to plan in Japan and by noon the rain was full blown snow. Well, after taking about a hundred pictures and going for a short walk up to the store snapping even more pictures, I finally settled down to sew.
I used this pattern, McCall's 6400:
(I prefer not to talk about the first time I made this pattern and I used the incorrect size.)
This is the fabric:
And I'm sorry but this is the best of like 50 pictures:
I don't have a wide mirror, not even in my bathroom, so this is the best I can do. Also, I'm pretty inept at taking pictures one handed but I was trying to show off the dolman sleeve. Sorry if it hurts your eyes!
All in all, I like this pattern. In the picture the neck is supposed to sit like normal but it kept falling off my shoulder. So much for work clothes!
Anyway, I can't wait to check out the fabric stores here. Thanks to my mom, I'm back sewing again!