National Sewing Month

According to my Joann’s circular, it’s National Sewing Month. Since I’ve never received any formal training in sewing, I operate on the “practice makes perfect” method. I learn terms from patterns, and anything I don’t know or understand gets filled in by the Internet. I also have some classic Singer sewing books that I reference for stuff I should know, like tailoring techniques. Costuming has made it necessary to pick up more advanced sewing skills, but I consider myself to be a novice overall.

This month, I’m going to participate by running at least one stitch every day. That sounds minimal, I know, but once upon a time, I had planned to update this blog every month, so…. With Halloween on the way, I have enough work to make that happen. I’ll post my progress and pictures as often as I remember.

I started the under-dress for my Halloween costume last week and finished it today by stitching up the hem. It’s not exciting, but it’s an under-dress, so it doesn’t have to be.

In my head, I’m going to finish my brother’s faire doublet this week. I was avoiding it because of all the interfacing that has to be applied, but my current iron has a great steam setting, making the fusing quicker than usual. So many tabs…ugh. I’ll get back to my costume the following week.

Anyway, sewing is going to happen, and I’ll probably learn something in the process. Woohoo!

Oh, and in anticipation of the foolish amounts of spammy bot comments that I’m going to receive because of my increased posting, I would like to thank the handful of you humans out there reading my blog. I appreciate each one of you, and I promise to be a better crafter with your positive vibes, transported via magic tubes. Feel free to subscribe with an email address there on the right or you can follow me at Twitter, since my only tweets are from this blog and my toddler.

Thank you for reading!

Author: SciFiCheerGirl

Hobby costumer, wife, and mom with a dancey-dance problem and a hankerin' for moar books

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