I am not a seamstress, by any stretch of the imagination. I have a beautiful Bernina machine, which is the envy of all my sewing friends.
I tried to make a dress once when I was a teenager, but I made a mistake of such monumental proportions, that even my mother, who loved me, couldn't help but laugh.
So, please excuse my boasting when I show you what I made:
TA DA!! An envelope pillow!
Here is the front:
And here is the back:
A closeup of the fabric, a batik raven print made here in Alaska:
And the back, a deconstructed pillow case:
I know all of my experienced seamstress friends are probably chortling to themselves: "But it is just straight seam sewing, where is the skill in that?" But to that I will answer: "I AM TERRIFIED OF MY MACHINE! I am so afraid of making a mistake when cutting and sewing that I am loath (LOATH, I say) to even start a sewing project!"
So, please humor me as I admire my handiwork. Not only did I make a pillow, I got to use the word "loath" in a sentence!
It's been a good day, my friends. A very good day.
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