There has only been ONE good thing about the Portland weather this past week, and that’s that there’s a lot of stuff marked off my to-do list. I’ve got to get lots done before my family is here for a week, so I don’t anticipate being able to post any new tutorials.
Thanks for the love on the jean hemming! I had no idea so many people hadn’t heard of this technique before. I mean, I hadn’t either when I first started doing alterations, but sometimes I forget that I know something that someone else might not. That sounds dumb, and it kind of is, but it’s true. I had no idea some people didn’t even know how to thread a needle when I first start teaching classes. You aren’t born knowing how to do that? Really? I figured babies could eat, sleep, poop and sew. Sometimes it just doesn’t occur to me, probably because I’ve always worked around people who have been sewing for years and years. I’m used to being taught, not being the one showing how it’s done.
But I want to keep the tutorials coming. I want you to be able to come here and see the techniques and tricks I’ve learned along the way. I want you to be able to learn things that have taken me years to figure out, and apply them to your projects. I want you to sew and love your finished project, because it works. If you’re making a dress, I want it to fit you the way you pictured it, and not be a huge sack of disappointment. If you are about to cut out a pattern and sew it, I want you feel confident that you can make sure it will fit before you even make it.
I plan on covering lots of things here, and it’s probably going to take quite a while. But I want you to know that I’m always happy to help you out. If you’re frustrated with a project, and you can’t figure out what’s wrong, email me or come into the shop. Or, if you’re working on something and you’re sure there’s a better faster way to do it, there probably is. Just ask, and I’ll share the sewing knowledge I have with you!
On that note, I’ll leave you with happy pictures from last weekend. I went to a corgi party at the park, and guess what? It was RIDICULOUS. In a cute-short-slobbering-and-loud-barking kind of way.