Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The intimidation factor

Yesterday I went to the fabric store, fully intent on stocking up for my first sewing project. I browsed home decor fabrics and flipped through pattern books, and settled on the green and orange curtains you see here:

Well, I nearly didn't decide to make them. I opened the pattern when I got home and nearly had a heart attack. What in the heck is selvage? Why would you ever baste anything that you're not cooking? On top of that, the pattern only accomodates 48" windows, and I have one that is 70" wide. I set the pattern next to my machine and sulked off morosely to bed.

This morning, armed with Merriam Webster, my strong will, and basic knowledge of geometry, I figured out that I can not only sew the freakin' curtains, but I can modify the pattern to accomodate my larger windows. So tonight I'm headed back to the store to actually purchase the supplies to craft these bad boys.

Oh yeah - I also picked up a smokin' hot ski helmet at 50% off. It's white with silver flames and pink straps and accomodates earpads with headphones. Because I just can't spend 100% of my time trying to impersonate Martha Stewart.


Malnurtured Snay said...

"The Dudette Abides!"

Slave to the dogs said...


justacoolcat said...

And that's why I just buy curtains.

Slave to the dogs said...

Cat - that's the wimp's way out, my friend. ;) Seriously, I think I'll have alot of fun with this once I'm comfortable with the jargon.