I just finished teaching another sewing class and my brain is fried. I forget how many little things I know that I don’t have to think about that others have to learn.
Drop your foot before you start sewing!
“Foot” has two meanings!
You don’t have to turn your machine off & back on after each line of stitching!
Back-stitch over ends!
Don’t sew your finger!
Each year I plan earlier and earlier for Halloween and still find myself in a scramble to get things done that last week. This year I have a few commissioned Halloween costumes to make, as well as the two for my own household. I’m trying to get mine & Thomas’ done in the next week or so, in order to free my mind for other projects.
Thomas and I are using our costumes in staged photos for our series of invitations (yes, we send out a series of themed invitations that build up to our party theme :) last year was ransom notes, life-threatening videos, and drop location info for the kidnapping of Halloween) so I need to get our costumes done asap in order to prepare for step 2 of making Halloween awesome. I bought some fabric today for our costumes — the ingredients include shiny black satin, rich purple satin, black floral lace, and pumpkin orange velvet. I welcome all guesses!
I’m so excited I’m shaking in my boots.