Here are my muslins:
Wiksten Tank, Tiny Pocket Tank
New things are kind of scary and I've never sewn a tank top before. I was worried how I was going to add bust darts to Wiksten and how I was going to shorten the shoulder the strap length on Tiny Pocket. I consulted a couple of my sewing books and became completely overwhelmed! Sewing is hard; how on earth do people learn it from books?
I had to go lie down and only then did I have my epiphany: I am sewing a couple of tank tops, not a masterpiece. It is okay if they don't fit perfectly, or as well as some things I might buy in the store. I am not a seamstress. Maybe I will never learn how to add darts. That's fine. At least it didn't take me as long as it normally does to lighten up. :)
Summer always puts me in the mood to sew and I made this cute little Phone Pouch from Michelle Patterns. It came together super fast! I actually put it together the wrong way the first time, but that one turned out fine, so now I have two: one for me and one to gift. I will be making more for some family and friends for the holidays.
Do you have big plans for summer projects? I am excited to sew my tank tops with real fabric, sew more bags this summer and work on some UFOs. I am also in the process of frogging old knitting and crochet projects that didn't turn out the way I wanted or never were nor will be finished.