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Date: 5/16/13 12:54 PM

If you've followed me here or on my blog you know that I've jumped whole hog into sewing. Just a few short months in and I've been sewing up a storm, getting better and better and learning TONS along the way.

As I've said before, I had an irrational fear of certain things - like lining a garment.

I cut and (am nearly done) sewing a skirt out of a lovely chocolate brown wool crepe, which I underlined with a poly type lining I got in a FM mystery bundle.

The change in the drape of the skirt is phenomenal. I've conquered my fear of linings and up next will be my fear of making a blazer/jacket. Of course, I'll start with a not so fitted/tailored style but I'm going for it! :)

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Date: 5/16/13 2:58 PM

Haha I'm also afraid for sewing a Jacket. Mostly because it feels like such a big project for a good finished result thou.
It's on my "to do, Soon" list.
But I totally agree with you, one learn so much by doing new things, and after working step by step on a project, I often realize that it was'nt so hard :-)

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Date: 5/16/13 3:30 PM

I lovde hearing about these kinds of victories! makes you feel so good, doesn't it??

Did you line your skirt or underline it? or maybe even both??

I had an irrational fear of knit fabrics. Knits are no less or more complicated than wovens - just different!

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Date: 5/16/13 3:51 PM

Yes, a lined skirt! Good for you. It really does make a difference, doesn't it?

I do like your enthusiasm for sewing. It is awesome. OK, now I have a question for you. How do you find the time to do all the sewing that you do?

Share your secret!

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Subject: Dont be afraid! Date: 5/16/13 4:34 PM

It's underlined Skirler! Let's do it synerror!!! We just have to find an "easy" one! :)

Sooooo sewncooknmom...LOL! I have 2 teens at home (the other 3 are here summers only). I do get "gifted" with a day on the weekend from time to time, but my REAL secret is this:

I work 8 minutes (by foot) from home. I often walk home on lunch giving me a minimum of 30 minutes. In that 30 minutes I will generally do some prep work like ironing and cutting a pattern, cutting my fabric (I've gotten the tip to wash fabric as it comes in and then it's ready to sew!), etc.

Then (THEN!), I am usually done working at 4 and my husband works nearby the kids school so he does the pick up. So I get home at a little after 4 and they get home at 5:30-5:45. YESSSS!!!! :)

Otherwise, my "free" time is from 9-10 after my kids have gone to bed and my husband is otherwise occupied. You can get a lot done in those 30-60 minute sessions!

When I am near finishing something, I'll just power through. And like yesterday, both teens were in their hormonal "I just want to be in my room" moods so I sewed. And sewed. :-D

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Subject: Dont be afraid! Date: 5/16/13 4:35 PM

And, it makes a HUGE difference!!!!! I am truly flabbergasted by the effect adding a lining.

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Subject: Dont be afraid! Date: 5/16/13 6:54 PM

I can feel your enthusiasm for this wonderful art. It is heartwarming to see someone find their passion. Once you do, time is found. Keep on sewing!

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Date: 5/16/13 7:19 PM

YOU ROCK, CHAR!

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Subject: Dont be afraid! Date: 5/17/13 8:25 AM


aww. Thank you!

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Date: 5/17/13 9:33 AM

Isn't it funny how we set up these barriers to our own learning? For some people, it is putting in an invisible zipper and for others buttonholes, and for some it is welt pockets. I think we ALL deserve a round of applause for jumping into a hobby that involves life long learning.

I bought some silk last month, and this purchase was my attempt to get past my own barriers. I have never sewn with silk and I'm looking forward to using it. (Yes, I have a plan...and a timeline)

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