First, let me apologize for the lack of a New Sewist Thursdays post! It's been a long week at work and I just couldn't get it together to write a post...so I apologize and New Sewist Thursdays will reappear next week!
Next, I spent an awesome evening last night with Elizabeth who writes the blog, "Sew a Beginner" The great thing about it is that no fabric shopping was involved just two women having dinner and discussing their passion. Elizabeth gives all the details, here!
What follows next are some thoughts I had over the week I was in sewing heaven...can you tell it's been a long week at work! *LOL*
~Why do I line everything? Because as a plus size woman I hate wearing a lot of layers under my clothing. If a dress or skirt is lined it slides right over my Spanx and I don't need to wear anything else under it. And let's not even talk about the fact that lining actually lengthens the life of a garment!
I read somewhere the other day, someone asking why do people line their garments and is it necessary? The question stuck with me and of course rumbled through my mind as I sat and sewed.
~When I'm sewing for long stretches of time...I get even more ideas for the garments I'm working on. It's like being deep into the process gives me a clearer vision of what the garment should be. Does this happen to anyone else?
~Again the recurring theme in my life...I have ALOT of fabric! *LOL*
~I think the reason I sew so many dresses is because I get more bang for my buck! When I've finished a dress, I have a complete outfit to wear. When I finish a skirt, top or pair of pants, I still need to make at least one coordinating piece to have an outfit. So dresses have become a mainstay in my wardrobe...my sewing time is limited and precious...I have to accomplish much in that time...dresses help me do that!
~My sewing machine is getting old. I have to baby it more to keep it happy! It's almost like an elderly relative...I'm always going the extra mile to make sure that its safe and working properly. I've put off buying one because I thought I should own a top of the line version. But during the sewing vacay, I've started to rethink this. Christmas is coming and sewing machines will go on sale...so I need to actually do something about this...
~Do you realize that when constructing a garment that the least amount of time is spent at your sewing machine? It just seems that I spend way more time at my ironing board or the cutting table than I do actually running my sewing machine. Has anyone else noticed this?
And finally, I'm going to sew this weekend...what I don't know...but something! *LOL* I have a lot of options for more pre-fall garments especially since the ones I wore this week worked so well.