Yesterday I finally stopped procrastinating (gasp!) and got on with the plan to make Annette some summer clothes. About time, really, as the weather is starting to get summer hot. At first I was going to make a sun hat from this japanese patterns book (isbn 4579110544). But then I got distracted by the shorts pattern (from the same book) instead and thought that it would be easier to make, to get me warmed up.
And yep, it was very easy to make! Once you found the pattern that you need to trace, that is… I used the bright and colourful mushroom fabric from Spotlight. Very quick project, all done in one naptime, from start to finish. Now that’s instant gratification!
My sewing machine is nothing fancy, but it does have this zigzag stitch that has an overlocking effect and stops the edges from fraying. Very handy to know, especially if I want to start sewing clothes. Incidentally, my hubby was the one who first pointed out this feature to me, back when I brought up the idea of buying an overlocker/serger. So buying an overlocker is put aside for now 🙂