Buying your Sewing Ticket =
Patterns and Fabric + + ....
Get ready for the ride of your life!
Get in the seat = You start thinking about your designer creation made for you by you
You start moving = Feel the tension and apprehension as you cut into the Fabric for the first time ... all the while hoping you will wear it and it will be all that it promises
Look around = take in the view ... Thinking of where you can wear your new creation ... The accessories the functions or the every day versatility of your yet to be made garment
Look around the carriage. Some have their eyes closed, some look as if they have got it all together, others not so
Remember you are not alone. You will surely survive!
As the ride progresses ... You start sewing a few seams, try it on ... no doubt there will be issues ...
- Why didn't I make a toile first
- What was I thinking
- Can I save it
- Can I make it fit and look good
- Will I be comfortable in it
So the fast down hill journey begins ...
it's dark tunnel time ... it's so steep the seatbelt doesn't feel like it will keep you in the carriage. It's dark ...
It's scary ... why on Earth am I doing this, I could just go and buy what I need.... Errr no I can't that's why I'm sewing in the first place ...
Press those seams, keep the stitching on long stitch ... it's easier to unpick... Keep going ... you've been in this place before
Stop or continue that is the question!
If it's past midnight go to bed. Even Cinderella had a curfew
Look at it in the morning. A good sleep may sort out the issues. Give your brain time think. Get help from YouTube /pattern review... Sometimes it's the pattern and not you
Have another go
Try it on with the right accessories
Put on some nice shoes
Do your hair
Add make up to the equation
Take a photo of you in the outfit
Test it out by going out in it if possible incognito
How did feel
If it isn't what you expected can you refashion it into another garment?
It might just be a new favourite
Get your ticket for the next ride anyway. It's the ride of a lifetime and it's addictive too.
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