Lazy Pants" sewing class. I was so excited about it I arrived early. And yes, I was the first one there. Minutes were ticking by and I began to worry that my class would be canceled or rescheduled (again). So I started walking around the store. I was so tempted to look around the fabric area or check out the little sewing nice-to-have's but decided to walk straight to the classroom. I was relieved (and got even more excited) that I'm actually going to make something I can wear.
I've never really used a pattern before. Sure we talked about it in my basic sewing class but I just read the darn thing. Didn't really use it which you all know is totally different. Picking the right pattern is already confusing enough. So I take out these pieces of tissue paper from the pattern envelope and I thought why are they using this kind of paper? Eh... After pressing the pattern pieces, we start pinning them on the fabric. At this point I was being anal about it, making sure it's all flat and not puckering. And then we cut...
The pattern comes with instructions on how to assemble the pieces. I probably could've learned this on my own. But one thing I enjoyed attending classes is the added knowledge I gained from the instructor. She gave us tips and tricks that were not indicated in the pattern. Plus... and this is a big plus... the instructor made us use the serger! I was so giddy like a kid playing with a new toy. Did you ever look at the loopy-loop seams on your store-bought shirts/pants? That's made using a serger, aka overlocking machine. It was unbelievably easy to use. Someday I will get me one of these.
I called my mom to tell her about my recent sewing adventure. I was so proud of me. But I have much to learn. My mom has been sewing for decades. She doesn't even use patterns. I want to be like that. This Saturday is the first day of my jacket lesson. Stay tuned.