Yes, I have a sewing studio. Yes, I have a sewing machine that cost more than my first car. Yes, I'd rather be using it than anything else. . . but No, I don't actually know how to sew garments. I quilt.
So when my 16 year old wanted a tulle skirt for her Spirit Days at school. I sighed. But Tessa is a good kid. A really good kid and I mean that machine did cost me thousands of dollars you'd think it could sew garments right? How hard could a little tulle skirt be?
So off to Joann's I went. Tulle was on sale so I bought a lot of it. . .20 yds a lot! She wanted it puffy, so I figured 20 yds should do it...grin. I had no clue of how a tulle skirt would go together, but luckily I found a good tutorial on Pinterest because you know they have a tutorial for 'bout everything on there. Now the Tut called for a 7 layer tulle skirt but why stop at 7 when you have enough tulle for 12??
So I spent the morning cutting and sewing together 12 layers of tulle for the skirt. My studio was a huge puff of orange. . . ohhh didn't I tell you it had to be bright Orange. . . yes her juniors class theme was orange jellyfish. So Tessa wants to go as an orange Jellyfish princess (of course she does).
It came out okay - I didn't have much patience for the tulle so I just slapped it together since its was only a costume. So Tim Gunn doesn't have anything to worry about me showing up to audition any time soon for Project Runway.
Still Tessa was happy . . . so that's all that mattered.
So what have you been up to creatively?