When I first started sewing a couple of months ago my first project was an apron. It was fun pinning and cutting. When I started sewing it just didn’t look right, I thought it would come out perfect on the first try. So I left the apron alone and I began researching and reading blogs about sewing. I was able to find some interesting groups on Facebook and some awesome YouTube videos. There are some amazing and talented folk out there. I told myself I could make my own clothes that would accommodate my 5’11 height from the comforts of my own home. Being tall has its advantages and disadvantages and finding pants long enough is a HUGE disadvantage. I’m forever grateful to my favorite store NYCO for having stylish and tall clothing.
Since I didn’t get the wow factor for the apron it was suggested that I try a pillow case.
The pillow case did the trick and I was off to buy patterns and fabric.
Confession: I’m known for starting or making one thing and moving on to something else. So, yes, I only have one pillow case.
Since then I’ve made a couple of skirts and sundresses that I’ve actually worn.
As I learn how to sew and keep up with this blog, this will be a journey full of laughs and tears.
I wish pattern companies would make separate pieces for turning pants into shorts. Maybe I want to make shorts the first time and long pants the next. If I make the shorts first then I have to figure out the length for the pants and vice versa. Who wants to go through all that, I don’t. I definitely don’t want to buy the same pattern again.
I’m using McCalls M6933.
So, I figured an easier way would be to fold the pattern piece to the length indicated on the pattern and pin it.