I've had 2 projects from the Anna Maria Horner Handmade Beginnings that I've been meaning to make for a couple of weeks. The Early Empire Cinch was one of them. I love when I can check something off my list, and last week I got to check this little number off my growing sewing to do sheet. Check.
Now after wearing this cinch today I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Last week I could not have said such nice things about it. I had to use my seam ripper a couple times on it, and that always makes me feel like I have no idea what I'm doing and then I start to think the whole project is a waste. Even if I finish the project, my sewing ego is a little beat up if I had to fix lots of my own mistakes.
These pictures were taken after I wore my new cinch for 4 hours. Probably should have ironed it before taking the photos, but I was just trying to keep it real around here.
But, after wearing my new cinch today I'm so happy with it. I think it's the perfect compliment to my boring gray maternity dress. It adds the necessary color that I need in my wardrobe and my life.
Time will tell if it's an item that will last after my pregnancy, but for now I'm just excited to have something new to wear. Now if only I could work up the courage to take on the Mariposa dress from the AMH Handmade Beginnings!
Again, keeping it real with the ladder in the background. Sweet.