I think every seamstress has some "rule" or other that they break in sewing. I know I have a bazillion of sewing faults. So I thought today that I would give you "confessions" of what my sewing is really like behind the scenes.
Confession #1: I rarely make a toile/muslin of a new pattern. Some people just have to learn the hard way I suppose, and then still not apply the lesson. : ) I run into so many issues because I didn't do this important step. My excuse is that I am always making new patterns and not using a pattern twice that I would have to make a new toile every time I .wanted to sew something. (That is really almost true. I hardly ever use a pattern twice simply because I am always exploring new patterns.)
Confession #2: My sewing space is extremely untidy. (Well, now I don't know why I had to say that since the picture is as much proof as anyone should need. At least my drawer can be closed. Out of sight, out of mind, right?)
Confession #3: I have more than one sewing project going at a time in some state of completion or lack of completion. Part of the reason is that I get frustrated and go and work on something else. (Part of my frustration would be lessened if I made a muslin in the first place.)
Confession #4: I rarely ever have my sewing machine tension correct for the zig zag stitch. It is at least decent for the straight stitch. I hate trying to figure tension out. What is even worse is adjusting the tension on my serger. I don't think I have ever gotten that right. (sigh)
Confessions #5: This shouldn't surprise any seamstress: I have far more ideas/patterns/fabrics for clothes than I could ever need. (Really, is this that shocking?)
Confession #6: I lost my seam ripper in the mess of my sewing table, and so had to buy a new one, only to have recently found my old one in my sewing drawer.
Confession #7: I often forget to change my stitch length back to normal after running gathering or basting stitches. :)
Well, I am sure I haven't completely shocked people by what I get away with in the sewing room. I am sure these "confessions" aren't confined to myself. :)
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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