In our quest for sewing education, I had dd the youngest watch the craftsy.com class, Sew Ready: Machine Basics. I figured that while she isn't a novice, she isn't overly experienced either, so she would get something out of it. Besides, the class is free, and there are only 5 mini-episodes (it's really pushing it to call it 5 since the first one is a hi how are you and here's how to use Craftsy).
DD said that while she didn't learn a lot, she did learn about cleaning her sewing machine. (Oops, must've missed that one in our sewing education here!) Additionally, she loved episode 3 on feet. Because the instructor had both vintage and modern feet, dd became interested in the vintage ones. I am fortunate enough to have my grandmother's sewing machine, so we opened the drawers and explored its feet. We agreed that there were quite a lot of them, they're very interesting, and fun to look over, but we weren't ready to transfer over to using the ol' Singer! One day maybe?
I thought it was interesting to hear what an elementary aged blooming sewist had to say about a class geared towards novices. I guess we've done an okay job with instruction, minus the cleaning your machine part! The class was free, the sessions were short, and it was a fun thing to watch while we ate lunch this summer! I think we'll need to do some feet exploration soon!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I thought I'd go ahead and post the last projects that I made last year so I have a reference to them. Can't remember any construction details or adjustments, although I do remember that dd the eldest was very picky...imagine that.
|The fit on the bottoms is much better than it appears!|
The little person swimsuit is Kwik Sew 2883 (oop), and the big person suit is McCall 3566 (oop). I got the Kwik Sew pattern, and the totally wild, but much loved fabric at an ASG meeting.