The “Too Floppy” Sun Hat
Nothing illustrates my sewing habits like this photo of me in my too-floppy hat! I made it last summer, got frustrated, and never went back to add heavy interfacing to make it actually wearable — not that it stopped me from wearing it to the beach! Now I’m shamefully showing you my work to hold myself accountable. I WILL follow through on sewing projects this year!
Name & Location: Ashley, Brooklyn, NY
Blog: The Feisty Redhead
How long have you been sewing: On and off since I was about 8 years old
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I rarely follow through on projects. I probably have 5 unfinished garments stacked on my sewing table. I lose steam halfway through and can’t force myself to complete it. I’m hoping the Challenges will motivate me to follow through and actually complete things.
What do you love most about sewing garments: I love wearing a dress that I made — a dress that no one else owns!
What do you hate most about sewing garments: Ripping things out and doing them over. If I don’t do it right the first time, I get frustrated and just abandon it. See above hat.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I want to bump myself up to the intermediate sewer category! I want to challenge myself to learn new skills and finish projects that I can be proud of.
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: De-clutter! I’m not just talking about de-cluttering my apartment; I’m talking about de-cluttering my mind, too!
Fabric: Sew Classic Linen from Joann’s (on sale!)
Pattern: Vogue 8405
Notions: Just me and my thread!
Time to complete: About 2 hours
First worn: At the beach last August.
Wear again? Yes, but only if I rip it out and add some heavy interfacing to it so that I can see!
Total price: $10