Well, I got eliminated from the Fabricista challenge. But, I'm trying to look on the bright side. The challenge really pushed me to try new things. There were several "firsts" for me:
1- I made a t-shirt out of thrifted silk saris. Which by the way, my
youngest daughter has "borrowed", and I will probably not ever get it
Challenge 2- I learned how to fit my scoliosis, and got a very nice anniversary dress, which I wore last night, BTW. (not to McDonalds!)
Challenge 3- I copied a top from a ready to wear top- had never done that before.
Challenge 4- I sewed with velvet on the bias- I would have never attempted something so difficult without a little push.
for Challenge 5- I dyed fabric for the first time. It wasn't so hard,
and I am pretty excited about the possibilities that this opens up!
all in all, I feel like I've really grown quite a bit in the last few
weeks. And not just figuratively- I also took a break from exercising
to make time for this, and I can feel my clothes getting tighter. Time to get back in shape!
my house is really dirty, and we haven't had any good home cooked meals
cooked by me for a while. I told my husband- "I haven't been cooking
or cleaning during this challenge." He said "I've noticed."
Actually, my whole family has been great throughout- very supportive
and encouraging while I've been sewing away. It will be nice to get
back to a more balanced life.