Sunday, February 08, 2009

Learning through destruction

Um...some time yesterday, before I posted the previous blog post, I thought of posting the above title.

Because I've gained a lot of sewing knowledge in the short time I've spent pulling old clothes apart in order to re-make them into something I wouldn't be afraid to wear in public. Like, the fact that I really have to use an invisible zipper foot if I want my invisible zippers to be invisible. Or that even an el cheapo skirt bought from a catalogue, will have a properly constructed waistband - but the hem might still look like it was sewn by TLM on a Dora the Explorer sewing machine (you can get those, y'know).

But maybe 2 sewing posts in a row is too much, eh?

4 comments:

glomgold said...

Actually the 2 posts were pretty interesting! Jeeez, sorry I haven't been around in a long while... I'm certain last time was 'pre-sewing abilities' so I've missed much it seems.
I don't want to lay blame on things but facebook is ever so slightly responsible..

Leo said...

I agree, inspiring even - I have a whole bag of clothes that I like the fabric of but not the style and I thought I'd alter at some point. Keep up the sewing posts and I might open that bag soon, just have to learn to sew now...

PBS said...

I like reading about your creative sewing!

Violet said...

glomgold: Facebook? that stuff'll rot your brains!

leo and pbs: ooh, I'm rather flattered...