Sunday, December 20, 2015

What little good advice I can give you


I'm taking a little time off to heal the right frozen shoulder and focus on getting better for convention sewing season, so I'm going 'sewing light' this week.

la Tigresse! by Ed Dees*

Be willing to make mistakes and take the time to fix them. Get a seam ripper you wouldn’t mind writing a novel with; it’s just as important as sewing.
Try a sew-along! It’s a nice way to learn the larger process, meet some helpful folks online, enjoy the community that sewing builds.

And speaking of community, buying that fabric and machine locally helps you meet the folks around you who share your secret hobby. Buying from a place that also supports repairs and warranties makes sure they will treat you right when you need that service.
And that they will be there when you need them.
If they don't treat you right, tell them. If they do, tell them that, too.



*Ed Dees has made me several things, all of which I have paid for. He uses good materials and takes special orders.

2 comments:

  1. Good advice, and interesting too. Thank you and Happy Christmas.

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  2. Oh no, I'd not heard of frozen shoulder before. It sounds painful. I hope you get well soon.

    And have a lovely Christmas - meet you in 2016!

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Thanks thanks thanks. Together, we can make more better makes. You know what I mean, clever you!