Today I made a fresh pot of coffee and headed up to my studio to attempt to learn to use this fancy sewing machine I recently acquired. I even have the manual. Little E.T. wanted to help.
I wanted to try to make this skirt with this beautiful fabric, the most beautiful fabric ever:
After several failed attempts to get this fancy machine to produce a simple straight stitch or a simple zig zag, I threw the manual across the room and dug out my old friend, a gift from my mom when I turned 21.
Sorry fancy sewing machine, you just don't have that old je ne sais quois.