If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?
For those of us creative types, this may be hard to choose. We like to make something from nothing. Or we like to take a bunch of stuff and put it together to make something new, ala MacGyver.
I love to do a lot of stuff, but if there was one thing I could do as well as I would like, it would be sewing. Maybe that’s old fashioned and dorky, but I don’t care.
Regular readers have seen and heard about my hotmess homemade wedding gown, and recently have seen the quilt I’m finally finishing after a very long break.
I sit in awe every week in front of my television as the fashion designers on Project Runway take their weekly shopping trip to MOOD Fabrics, come back to the work room with their goodies and miraculously produce amazing garments in record time.
What I wouldn’t give to be able to do that.
To be able to see a garment in my head, go buy some fabric, and put it all together in a matter of hours and wear it with pride. That stupid wedding dress took all the free time I had for months. Never going to do that again!
After this little quilt thingy is done, I’m going to attempt making a party dress with some chiffon fabric I picked up this weekend. I’m a little intimidated. I’ve never worked with this fabric before, and it may be my undoing. I was only able to score three and a half yards, so there will be no room for error. Looks like a cotton muslin and a summer tank made from a similar fabric for practice first. You know you’re going to hear all about it, and you’ll probably see my Gary Busey face during the process.
While writing is fine, and being a good cook is dandy, there just isn’t anything better than wearing something I made and having someone ask. “Oh my gosh! I love that! Where did you get it?” and being able to answer:
“I made it in shop.”