Monday, March 7, 2011

Learning a new skill

It's another start to another week, and I am ready!  The weather here in Georgia has been up and down lately, one day cold and one day warm, so my littlest one has caught a cold.  I can't be sure if it is a cold, allergies, or both, though; the pollen count has been high too and I think even I am starting to get affected.  Nevertheless, I am thankful to be going into a new week with new possibilities!

First, let me talk about the Simplicity 2451 skirt I have been working on.  If I would have worked on it last night, instead of watching Celebrity Apprentice (which was hilarious, by the way) I would have been showing you pictures today.  But I didn't.  In fact, I made a decision last week that I was cutting out most of my TV watching to do more productive things that I enjoy (like sewing and writing), and I have been sticking faithfully to that plan, but last night I just wanted to relax and turn my brain off for a little while.  It worked.  I laughed and laughed, and I will most likely be watching next week = ).

As far as the skirt goes, tonight is "invisible zipper insertion night"!!!!  I have my zipper foot all ready to go, and I will be coming out of my sewing room with a well placed zipper!!  That is my mission, anyhow.  You know, I can't say I am fearful of putting the zipper in, as much as I am just hesitant.  I had the realization that new skills make me a little antsy because I hate using a seam ripper and want to get it right the first time.  Uhhh, such a perfectionist!  Now I sit in my sewing room and chant "It's o.k. to use the seam ripper" whenever I am practicing something new.

Do you want to hear something funny?  I dream about sewing!  I had a dream the other night that there was a big crowd of people and we were all going to a special event, and (yes) everyone needed to have their garments hemmed!!  Of course I was the only one there who knew how to do it, so I just kept hemming garment after garment until I woke up!  The worst part of the whole thing was that I loved it!  I had a dream about being a slave to hemming and I loved it!  I'm sure each person dreams about what they uniquely love to do, or what they do a lot, so that got me thinking...

Have you ever dreamed about sewing?  If so, what was it about?

PS--If you missed the Simplicity 99 cents pattern sale at Joanns last week, Hobby Lobby has them on sale this week for 99 cents also.

Stay sew-filled!



  1. Yes, Celebrity Apprentice was pretty funny! There was NO DOUBT that Richard was staying - the show thrives on drama and he was bringing it. This show may just be my guilty pleasure.

    I do dream about sewing, but I can't remember any specifics. I am awful at remembering my dreams.

  2. Invisible zippers are awesome! I'm still a novice, but I tackled the invisible zipper, and can honestly say that I now sub the invis. zip. to any project that wants to use a normal zipper. It just looks so much better. Not too much hassle either. I learned from youtube and blog tutorials. Goodluck!

  3. Here is a link to the best tutorial I have ever seen on invisible zippers. It is pure genius:
    I hope things go well!!

  4. I haven't tried the invisible zipper as of yet, but I will really soon! Best wishes on yours as I know you will do wondeful!

  5. That's what I should have done! Started with learning to insert a 7 inch zipper in a skirt. Instead I suffered with a mile long zipper in a dress-DOH! Zipper in but not too pretty and never bother to finish the dress after that. What a dope I am :(

  6. Good luck with the invisible zipper. Personally I love them, since using my first one there has been no turning back - I like the look and, now, I find them really easy to insert.


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