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Sew Lucky!


About an hour before my sewing class was due to start, the instructor rang. I initially thought she was checking to see if I was attending as I’d forgotten to post a cheque to her. She began the conversation by saying how disappointed she was. Apparently I was the only one who was going to be there so she felt no choice but to call it off 😦

Grrr! I was thinking as she explained that she couldn’t justify the cost of renting the hall. Then the conversation turned in my favour – she offered private tuition in my own home for the same rate! This sadly means I will have to wait another week as we agreed to meet next Wednesday during the day. But I think the waiting is a very small sacrifice to make all things considered. I imagine that I will get far more out of the private tuition so am very excited about our first session next week. We agreed to continue with the original plan of making a toile for the first lesson and then go from there.

So not every disappointment ends there. Sometimes we are lucky, it turns in our favour and good comes out of bad 🙂

Sew Excited!


Tonight will be my first official sewing class. It feels strange since I have been sewing for over 15 years and have never taken any sort of instruction until now. I am both anxious and nervous at the same time.

The goal for tonight will be to make our own toiles. This seems very scary to me as it is precisely this type of thing I have avoided ever since I began sewing. It brings images to mind of complicated darts, fly zips, cuffs, collars, waistbands, etc. All those things I want to know, want to tackle, want to master but all which require more precision then I usually achieve in my projects. This is why I have always stuck to the simple basics. Elasticated waistbands, shirts without collars and cuffs, dresses without darts, etc.

But now I feel I need to take the next step up, to challenge myself and improve my skills. Why? For my own satisfaction mainly. I want to produce things that don’t always look homemade, things I will proudly declare “I made this!” It is time to stop being a lazy sewer and just getting by and learn the real art of sewing.

Did I mention I cannot wait for tonight’s class? I am so (surprisingly) excited!