I slept in this morning, unusual. Even the pups slept until then, two hours past breakfast! Perhaps it is my electrical wire and battery experiment I did last night.
The first thing I did after feeding my furry loves is sit down at my sewing machine.
I am by far no pro, in fact I’ve only sewn three items for myself in the recent days. I figured it was a sufficient learning curve … boy was I wrong!
Number one, I’ve never really done sleeves before, especially sleeves that are gathered.
Number two, I’ve never sewn a shirt, much less anything else, for a man. This one is special.
Not only have I never made anything for a man, but this happens to be for my father, who, by the way, I did not meet until I was 37. AND this shirt is for ceremony … which is why I’m sort of nervous about the fit of it.
I keep imagining his response… he did not want me to make this in the first place, but it is tradition for the male to wear a specific shirt and I want to gift it to him.
I have no idea what size he is, all I know is he is quite a large man. He said XX and I’m thinking maybe bigger. Unfortunately, I do not have access to his closet, and as I mentioned, he’s not thrilled about wearing it. I hope he changes his mind.
I started sewing at about 8 o’clock. At 2pm I thought I better get something to eat. Sat right back down to sew and next time I looked at the clock it was 6 o’clock! Where’d the time go? I’m still working on my project, but I’m going to rest until later.
This was basically the whole point of this blog, to say … time really does disappear when you are having fun (or focused).
It’s nice to have a project that means so much.