Do you ever think about why a sewist needs so many tools? Do you really need 3 or 4 pairs of scissors when a single pair should do the job? Why do you need several pieces of pressing equipment to press open a seam? Several different types of pins?
I used several different types of sewing paraphernalia to get the faux leather accents to work just right on my recent dress. First up was my silk organza pressing cloth. This allowed me to press with steam the leather without ruining the fabric...yet I was able to add enough steam to mold the leather around the dresses neckline and the sleeve hems.
My duckbill scissors were also very helpful with insuring that I cut only the excess fabric from the seam line. I didn't want to cut away any of the underlying fabric or cut too closely to the seam line. I love these scissors whenever I need to clip or cut in close quarters.
So when you're sewing your next fabulous outfit, think about how many tools you use to get that outfit to look just so...and remember that using the right tool for the job is what really makes it easy to achieve that look!
...as always, more later!