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Date: 8/15/12 3:57 PM

A friend recently offered to return my serger secrets book, but I declined. I said that I have 300,000 people online who can help me. But the down side of that is that I sometimes feel like they are collectively looking over my shoulder while I sew! "You know, you really should work a bit more on straightening that grain." "Pressing this will make it look much better." "If you had made yourself a serger thread catcher/pin cushion/proper pattern log this would have been a lot easier." What a bossy bunch!

Honestly, it is fun to hear the various "voices" while I sew and very reassuring that help is at hand. Of course, I don't always pay attention or remember in time, but often the tip or technique pops into my head just in time. SheBear's advice about reinforcing mesh illusion edges with clear elastic was one that I missed, but it is a neckline that can easily be retrofitted, if necessary.

Okay, coffee time is over. Back to work with my friends in my head.

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Date: 8/15/12 4:40 PM

{giggle} - you sure know how to brighten up a person's day! thank you!!

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Date: 8/15/12 5:07 PM

Quote: tourist
Honestly, it is fun to hear the various "voices" while I sew and very reassuring that help is at hand.

We are so lucky to be here.

If you talked like this anywhere else they would tell you to see a doctor.

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Date: 8/15/12 8:23 PM

If you have been hearing voices, you haven't been listening to mine lol. As in, whatever works. I use lots of cheater methods! :)

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Date: 8/16/12 12:14 PM

I know you heard me say "Baste and press that hem first!" and "Dontcha really think it's time to change that needle?"

I say that to everyone.

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Date: 8/16/12 1:19 PM

I feel the same way! But in a guiding tone definitely not a chastising one! :-)

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Date: 8/17/12 10:29 AM

Well, I haven't started talking back (out loud) yet. I guess that is a good sign. And my mother's voice came through loud and clear yesterday and told me to stop sewing for half an hour and clean the *&^$ kitchen, so that is good. In the heat we are having here, it was turning into a bio hazard.

I did end my sewing day with one question about pressing that I think I will post on the formal wear thread. I never know if I should press my long, bias edged crinoline pieces or not. I never have, but mostly because there are 24 seams in the basic crinolines plus 8 for each of 2 or three flounces. Ugh!

ETA - short-cut people, yes, your support is also audible! Many thanks!
-- Edited on 8/17/12 10:30 AM --

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Date: 8/17/12 11:59 AM

Every time I step up to the ironing board I hear really loudly "pressing is not ironing" and flash back to a post about someone who pressed in their underwear a lot and was worrying about burning themselves.

I'd really like to get that image out of my mind, but it's stuck.

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Date: 8/19/12 7:28 AM

LOL, what a funny thread! I hear those phantom voices too. Mostly they are telling me things I know I should be doing anyway, but sometimes I am reluctant to review/photograph what I did because I know it isn't quite up to scatch. My report card would read something like, "Theory: excellent, A-. Practical examples: C. Sloppy execution, could do better."

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Date: 8/19/12 12:15 PM

I know, "always mark the look-a-like RS/WS of a solid fabric."
I skipped that step while doing an 8-gore long skirt
in French Seams, dumb and dumber. I put off that
Jack the Seam Ripper instrument for as long as I could...

I still remember my dear late grandma, who never drove in her life,
giving Orders from the back seat while I drove her and mom shopping in the relatively big city of 40,000 when I was 17. We lived in a no-stoplight town, so Mom didn't want to drive there.

-- Edited on 8/20/12 7:17 AM --

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