May 15, 2012

Birds of a Feather, Blog Together?

I was in the middle of writing this post when I got distracted and started reading blogs and came across (well not exactly came across, as I read it every day, Male Pattern Boldness. Was he just saying something about synchronicity the other day? Weird. Here's the post I started:

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I really adore the idea of sewing. What a shame it is that so many people have no idea how to do it, and I'm not just talking about women and gay men. At the very least everybody should be taught how to hem and sew a button on. Don't you think? A button? Is is really that hard?

I know that both hubby and Sir Braveheart could do both. How about those in your family. Can they sew simple things or do they rely on you? Sir Braveheart would probably be better at sewing skin rather than fabric, but hey knowing how to stitch is knowing how to stitch.
So in response to Peter's hammer and nail analogy. True! Building a house (and I know from hubby's experience what that takes) and building a bookcase are a horse of a different color. I am still at the bookcase stage while Peter most certainly is at the two-car garage with electricity and plumbing stage. Just like anything else, unless you are a savant of some kind, learning to sew takes patience, practice and learning new skills. 

The answer to whether or not it is easy would depend on my mood or my proficiency at the time with whatever garment I might be working on.

Easy? Relatively. It's not rocket science. 

Easy? Hell no. I screw up all the time.

It is raining out today and I thought I would start sewing my polka dot dress, but then as I was reading the directions and looking at all of the sizes, I decided to make a muslin. I don't want to screw up with $40 worth of fabric.So now I have fabric which cost me $1.00 for 4 yards in the wash and then dryer. Maybe I will get to cutting it out later today.

1 comment:

  1. The men in my life (husband and son) do indeed know how to make simple sewing repairs. The problem is that they have their own masculine ideas about how this should be done, like using heavy duty thread and huge stitches to make the repair stronger and, well, more manly. It looks awful and ends up weakening the fabric. So I always do their repairs for them.


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