sew | willow tank.

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I’m a terrible sewer. I don’t know why it doesn’t come easy for me, at all. But, it doesn’t. It’s still important to work on things that don’t come easy; to hone a new skill, to keep trying.

And so, I recently finished this Willow Tank from Grainline Studio. It’s a beginner pattern–a very basic tank with some nice darting at the bust. It was my first time making darts.

I think it came out pretty nicely and only took one day to complete, but it was still a struggle for me. Next up, a skirt in the same pattern to make it a lovely matching outfit. But, I’ve been avoiding since it is so hard for me. Maybe I’ll have a skirt by the end of summer.

project bag.

I’m trying to get better at my less than desirable sewing skills. My mum helped me make this basic drawstring knitting project bag, and whilst she did most of the work, just watching her makes me feel more confident that I can make one on my own. I mean, I have made bow ties and skinny ties. A simple rectangle has got to be easier, right?

This birdie bag has a basic liner in mustard, which you can see here. Didn’t follow any pattern, per se. Just used one of my purchased project bags as a guide and added a liner. This bag is 9″ x 12″, the perfect size for most portable knitting projects. I almost put a grommet on it, but haven’t decided for sure yet if I want one for the yarn to travel through.