Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sewing is sewing right?

Happy September!!

Can you believe it's September 4th already?? I swear each year goes faster and faster!

I wish I could say I've been so busy sewing things for the shop I haven't had time to post, but the truth is that while I spent several days sewing last week, most of it was a special order..For my son.

I don't generally do clothing. It's not that I can't, in fact I learned to sew by sewing clothing, it's just that I don't enjoy it. I mean I love the satisfaction that comes from having made something that can be worn. but the process? Not so much. I think it has something to do with that whole rules of following a pattern, I don't do rules well. I think it's a tie in with my Bi-polar disorder, or maybe it's just because I have some oppositional defiance thrown in there. Either way, I just generally avoid it.

But this time I couldn't. ok I could have I guess, but I will do just about anything for my boys.
Even sew a shirt.
A period shirt.
As in Renaissance.
From a pattern.

Simple right? Not so much. See, He liked the pattern we found, but he wanted less billowy sleeves, and instead of it gathering at the cuffs, he wanted the sleeves to lace up at the wrist. oh and he didn't want the collar to fold over and have points, he wanted more of a mandarin collar, just not so close together in the front..and the shirt needed to be longer.

All in all, It turned out good, he was happy with it, and he went to the opening weekend of the Ohio Renaissance Faire dressed appropriately!


Oh..and I made this just before his shirt (So, no picture of that, I am respectful of his wish to not have it posted. Sorry!)