Last summer, I was totally inspired by author Kristi Belle of the elegantly fabulous lifestyle blog - La Bella Figura.
Kristi whipped up a wrap skirt so cute it stirred up my long-dormant sewing skills, and I bought a beginner’s sewing machine of my own!
To give you an idea how long it’s been since I’ve touched a sewing machine - Saturday Night Fever was tops at the box office and Lionel was still a Commodore.
Yep, that long.
I opted for the Janome Hello Kitty 11706 Size Freearm Sewing Machine pictured below:
Don’t let the cutesiness fool you. It’s genuine sewing machine - not a toy.
So far I’ve made a cut and sew apron:
Next up is a pillow for my office chair from this fabric:
Here’s the pattern for Kristi’s adorable summer skirt. I’m working my way up to making it.
Okay, soooo maybe the title of this post was a touch ambitious, and Project Runway candidates have nothing to fear – YET!