I started slowly making a couple of drawstring bags which turned out to be very useful besides giving me good stitch practice.
I then made a set of cushion covers and a bolster cushion out of a vintage table cloth which are so cute and retro but they just don't go with my colour schemes in my home so I don't know where to put them!
Next I turned to a vintage pattern which was a huge test! After a couple of weeks I made a skirt but there were a good few thigs wrong with it and to be honest it's not something I'm ever going to wear. It threw me in the deep end though and I learnt a lot from it.
|My first (gathered) waistband|
|Ignore my totes in the background!|
I've decided that for now I am going to leave vintage patterns until I'm a little more experienced! I cannot explain how much I struggled with it haha but it is definitely something I would like to go back to.
I've enjoyed sharing my projects so far with you, let me know what you think! What were your first projects as a sewer? X