After 6 days with 1.5hours per day, sewing and removing for don't know how many times and pricked my fingers every 15 minutes due to clumsiness. I finally finished it!
Lesson 1 is basic skirt, which I guess is the simplest of all.
I totally un-estimated the difficulties in tailoring. Its even harder than learning how to use a computer in my opinion. The measurements have to be exact, the sewing lines have to be straight or at least smooth and not "S"-ing around.
I drew the draft in my book first. Then transfer the measurements to actual ratio is human form in the brown paper. Cut the fabric, a lot of pinning and sewing, wa-la... my skirt.
is the hardest part of all! I spent almost 2 hours sewing it, removing it and sew again then remove again! In the end my teacher help me to attach it to the skirt. Haih.
The sewing machine get on my nerves all the time! I spent at least half an hour a lesson in trouble-shooing wondering what went wrong.
Why the bottom thread is not popping up?
Why is it stuck?
Why the thread clumped into one blob?
Why this why that?
And my eyes are failing me... I seriously need to get a new pair of specs.
Oh anyway, the end result.
Its just a plain brown skirt. Nice?
$1.80 per meter, cheapest of the cheapest.
Plus zip, and thread and so on... I think the whole skirt costs me less than $5.
But the satisfaction of completing something and its totally wearable,