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The Sewing Machine is my Beeyatch

...see, I can say that when I'm at work and it can't hear me. But seriously. I seem to have finally hit some kind of critical mass where I have spent enough hours bent over the thing that I can force it to dance. I've learned to sit on the floor and use my knee on the peddle like kittyblue does. I rarely have to pin anything together before I run it through, although I do when I'm shaping around curves, of course. I'm just having such a blast with sewing. This is at least partly because I've gotten started far in advance of Beltane this year, so I'm not rushed.

I'm making an Irish Dress and a Leine, and I might tackle a new Ghawazee coat as well.

Oh, and the other fun thing I did last night was make this icon. I mention it, because it is obviously unrelated to sewing, but I feel it fits as a creative endeavor. That's probably my favorite Shep moment so far. Love his habit of naming Wraith.

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smoakes777
Mar. 30th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm taking a sewing class -never sewed before in my life- and last night I finished our first project, a pair of pajama pants. I wish we lived near each other so you could help me; so far I am very very very bad at it.

I admire people like you to distraction. Sewing seems like magic to me.
ericrowe
Mar. 30th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
Sewing was bad mojo for me as well for many years, but under my honey's guidance I fears the machine no more!

Just don't mention the whole sleeve-setting thing, she gets mad about that...
fenriss
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh! The sleeve thing! *fumes*
fenriss
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Hee. You are very sweet. But, in fact, sewing is really easy. Ever read Jonathan Livingston Seagull? I haven't in years, but I seem to recall something in there about sort of "forgetting that you don't know how" to do something. It's like that. Once you start getting the hang of it you go "oh, so I just put that there and go like this." Honestly, you already know how, you just need to conquer the Machine and thwart it's attempts to intimidate you into thinking it's hard.

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