Today I finished up a long over-due chore, making a pair of jeans. Sewing corsets and gowns is all well and good, but for almost a year, I’ve been making do with a single pair of pants. I finally had the cash to buy fabric and made a simple and serviceable pair of black jeans. All, it took about two solid days of work, and I took the time to really learn how to put zippers in. I won’t post any pictures because they’re very plain, but I am planning on making two flannel shirts from one of the 1970’s patterns I have. Those should go together very quickly, and depending on the results, I will probably post pictures of the shirts.
Sewing necessities just isn’t as much fun as sewing something crazy, but at this stage, I feel like the practice is hugely beneficial. I’ve tried to shift my perspective and think of every project, no matter how small as a chance to learn a little bit more about sewing and take that knowledge on to my crazier projects.
I have to admit, I was getting really tired of wearing my work clothes as regular clothes. I should have made these pants sooner. Plus, they fit so much better than anything I’ve ever bought!