|Hey look! It has a pocket and everything, and I made it myself.|
One of those things which used to fascinate me but that I'd never gotten up the nerve to make -- much less wear -- was a long dress with laces in the back. Every time I see a dress that even begins to fit this description, it's super racy with a neckline that's too deep for me or made of a material too shiny, foofy, or cheap for my taste. Turned out, this pattern was a bit too busy and I'm not sure I love the way it turned out; I might split it in half to make a skirt with the piece, and I might leave it as it is. I'm not sure, but I love the freedom of sitting down to my machine and making something happen.
There's a freedom to having a job: it means that the things I do for me get to be for me.
My plans change all the time. One week I'll be a writer. One week I'll make fabric flowers for a living. Etsy doesn't take off, so I'll make custom skirts, dresses, shirts; sell them online, have my own site. Then maybe I'll make custom costumes. The freedom of having a job is that I get to choose what I get to do with my time. I love sewing these things and thinking about them; it's great, too, not to have to pressure it.
So, here's my strange little creation.