Every time I think I have time for me, something blows in.
But I'm not letting it take over this time. I signed myself up for some sewing classes that start next Monday - 6 Monday's in a row. It's been 30 years since I started sewing and I figured I needed a "refresher" course. Besides I need a new machine. My old Singer aka Satan's Spawn has finally bit the dust.
My Great Grandma sewed on the old foot pedal machine and my Nanny still has that thing. I learned on it!! Mom had a fancy new machine when I was growing up so I jumped on it, just messing around. In High School, Home Economics had a semester where we were taught sewing....
When I was pregnant, I made myself a maternity dress....Nanny said it looked like a TENT! Well, duh..so did I.
I've made dresses etc for Miss T. Pantaloons, crinolins and mice heads for Nutcracker. I even made myself a skirt and shirt for one Nutcracker performance a couple years back. Those "leg o mutton sleeves" are fun. (I won't say how many curse words I uttered using Satan's Spawn) I have a serger and that helped save my day sometimes.
These classes will also give me an opportunity to feel out some new machines and decide which one I want to buy. Yes, I'd love to go for the $1000 type with all the bells and whistles, but........
I'm ready to refresh my skills and possibly turn this craft into, who knows, a profitable art? There are so many new ideas and creations. I wouldn't mind making items for local events or charity for a raffle or the like. As it is, I help out with the dance costumes, adjusting straps and hems etc...I could do more.
I just want to be creative again!!
Sew-EZ is a quick & cute pattern; Simplicity isn't too bad either. Butterick too.
So Bloggerville gang, what pattern maker is your favorite?
Do you have a sewing machine tip for someone in the market?