Confession: I am picky about sewing tools.
I am not the person to take in their pants.
Winter has officially arrived. And guess what!? It’s cold outside. Like I actually had to wear a real coat! A coat!!! And a scarf, because did I say it’s cold outside? I am writing this all wrapped up in a blanket while sitting at my desk. Maybe I should wear a duvet tomorrow? Would that look weird to you?
Being in your mid-thirties comes with a lot of privileges. Being surrounded by babies is one of them. I think that in the last 5 years we welcomed more than two babies per year! And despite the fact I am far from a seasoned mom I have done my fair share of newborn shopping.
Today I would like to announce the start of a new series on blog. Sewing 101. In these series I would like to address basic sewing τechnics. My intention is to help those who want to pick up sewing. The most novice one. Even those that might not know how to thread a needle. Because, hey, everyone has the right to learn, right? And you have to start somewhere. So even though most of you have mastered the basics looong ago and many are experienced sewists by now, let these series become a good starting point for the aspiring seamstresses’ among us. I would really appreciate any suggestions or comment you have to help brig sewing closer to ever more people!
Have you ever rushed yourself to get dressed only to realize that your hem needs mending? Or that the skirt you sew to wear at that party still needs to be hemmed?
No?! Just me?
Well the thing is that, apart from being abusive to my clothes when I get dressed, I am also very picky about their length. My hem must, must barely touch the ground when I stand. Whatever the garment is just feels SO awkward if the fabric falls short. That is short to my standards. This means that each pair of trousers I own along with every maxi skirt, although lets be real these are numbered, is paired with specific shoes. I’ll let you imagine what happens when my shoe wardrobe is altered. By more than one pair!