I’m ready to take on bigger and grander projects with Miss Singer. We’re finally on the same page and working smoothly with each other after many trials and tribulations throughout the past few months. As I move forward into larger projects, there are some basic things I have learned that I would like to now share with you, the beginner sewers, wanna-be sewers, or potential sewers.
I give you my Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Sewing:
From over-sized to just right
For my next magic trick I will be turning this over-sized skirt into a form-fitting masterpiece.
(Ooh’s and ah’s are heard throughout the audience.)
But seriously, I have this skirt. I really like it, but there’s just one problem – its too big. Like falls to my feet too big.
I bought this skirt from my local Goodwill and even though I knew it was too big, I just couldn’t pass it up for only $2.00, especially since I knew I could fix it.
Jeans to shorts DIY
It’s hot outside. It’s getting hotter. What’s worse than having to deal with the heat is not having the appropriate clothing to suffer in it.
Let mom relax while you do your own fixing.
I think that everyone on the face of this earth has come across a rip in his or her jeans, a hole in a pocket, or some other tear, gash, split, fray, or damage to clothing and belongings that makes them think the only solution is to throw it in the back of the closet, or worse– the trash.
Your mother doesn’t need to be bothered this weekend working over your belongings. Show her your adult side and do it yourself – with my help of course.
I’m going to take a minute and swoon over Rawr Denim.
My Civilionaire 100% cotton, Japanese-milled and American-made selvedge denim.
Take off your jeans.
I’m serious. Take them off and look at the tag. Where are your jeans made?
It’s something that many of us don’t think about. We look for a brand, a fit, a style, but rarely do we think about where they are made, how they are made, or who really makes them.
I have this supervisor that is obsessed with denim – raw, selvedge, american-made denim. He in turn, has been able to spark some interest in myself. Continue reading
Photo Credit: Liz Wenzel
Okay WordPress, I’m not going to lie to you – I’m drinking and sewing. Today I found out I got accepted into my top Master’s program so I wanted to celebrate, but I also wanted to sew…so I’m sewlebrating! That was the last bad pun for the evening, I swear. Continue reading