Day #23 – Stressful September
On the ninth day and every day after in September, the universe conspired to keep me from my sewing. It went to lengths of great extreme. A family member was hospitalized with a very serious illness. I took in the grandbaby for a week. A beloved church member suddenly passed away followed by a sad…
Day #8 – Sewing Volunteers
On the eighth day, I was contacted by a fellow creative entrepreneur seeking a seamstress.
Day #7 – Sewdreaming
On the seventh day, life got in the way…
Day #6 – Sewing & Podcasts
On the sixth day of my sewing challenge, I tried a sewing podcast. I have never listened to a sewing podcast. I have never really listened to any podcasts. I feel like it is a medium that quickly become pushed aside by streaming video. Recently, I “cut the cord”. I have become a “cord-cutter” in…
Day #5 – Sew-crastinating or Procrasti-sewing
Either way you want to say it, I did it on the fifth day of my sewing challenge. I married the Big Banana some thirty-plus years ago. I thought the sweetest, most loving thing would be to use my sewing skills for him. He finally agreed to letting me make him some boxers, or one…
Day #4 – Craftsy Continuing Ed
On the fourth day of my sewing challenge, I took advantage of the free video workshops offered by Craftsy in honor of Labor Day. I previewed the class offerings on the night before and then opened my Chromebook with a plan of attack early Monday morning.
Day #3 – Sewing Debrief
On the third day of my sewing challenge, I decided to act on lessons learned from Day #1. I sat down with patterns, notes and pen to perform a postmortem on the two garments I constructed.
Day #2 – Fabric Shopping
This I learned: A vast majority of the population knows nothing about the fabrics they wear every day.
Day #1 – Curvy ‘Mingos
On this, the first day of September, I was inspired to sew and sew and sew. While working on a client’s custom garment, I discovered some fabric that would be perfect for my curvy young friend.
As I shared on my Facebook page and my Instagram account, I will be challenging myself during Sept …